Previously at the ICA - Films
9 Mar 2007 – 12 Mar 2007
"A slow-burning and memorable gem on the loneliness of a stranger in a strange land"Screen International
This highly accomplished debut from won both the Fipresci Critics award (for new cinema) at Berlin and the Sundance Special Jury Prize For Independent Vision 2006.
Young Korean immigrant Aimie (Jiseon Kim), falls in love with her best friend Tran (Taegu Andy Kang) while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country. This meditative story boasts strong, subtly expressive central performances from two talented young actors.
So Yong Kim is a filmmaker, musician and artist who works in partnership with her husband Bradley Rust Gray. Born and raised in Pusan, Korea, she emigrated to the US when she was 12. Having written, directed and edited the film, Kim states:
"my inspiration for In Between Days came from my teenage years of growing up in a suburb of Los Angeles... In my circle of Korean immigrant teenage friends there was a persistent tension when it came to the topics of sex and love... I used this experience as a basis to build a backdrop for the characters."
Featured at this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival, this screening is a special London Premiere of In Between Days.
Dir So Yong Kim, Canada/Korea 2006, 85 mins, subtitles