Treeless Mountain (2009)
Directors:So Yong Kim
So Yong Kim's beautiful and poetic feature film about two sisters in Seoul, Korea who naturally adapt to seemingly drastic changes in their lives as their mother leaves them to search for their estranged father. In the role of the sisters, Hee Yeon Kim and Song Hee Kim, ages 7 and 5, respectively, give heart-rending performances that evoke emotion well beyond their years. A follow-up to Kim's critically acclaimed IN BETWEEN DAYS (Sundance Jury Prize, 2006), TREELESS MOUNTAIN unfolds this very personal story through the youthful eyes of its two main characters.