In Between Days

So Yong Kim

USA/Canada 2006

12.02. 18:15 CinemaxX 3 (Eng. subtitles)
13.02. 21:30 Delphi Filmpalast (Eng. subtitles)
14.02. 15:00 Arsenal 1 (Eng. subtitles)

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Aimie, a teenager who has recently immigrated from Korea, has fallen in love with her best and only friend, Tran. She tries to express her feelings for him, but is scared of losing their friendship. Their misunderstood affection for each other creates a delicate relationship that is challenged by the demands of living in a new country. To spend more time with Tran, Aimie drops out of her English class, which she is failing. She fights against her mother who wants to remarry. One day Aimee realizes she's lost Tran to an Americanized Korean girl. Aimie's world becomes more isolated until she is forced to look inside herself for her answers. "In Between Days" is the kind of distinctive filmmaking that leaves you enriched but also melancholy. It is at once a love story and a neorealistic depiction of assimilation, as well as an exploration of intimacy, communication, and human need. Director So Yong Kim has fashioned an affecting, multifaceted story that resounds with quiet humanity and truth. In Between Days reveals a visual director at work. With precise cinematography, Kim makes every moment count, using each shot to relate a piece of the story. The film also boasts an absorbing performance by Jiseon Kim as Aimie; her natural physicality relays inner emotions that say so much more than dialogue ever could. Together, director and actor create a reality that is so simple and pure it works perfectly to capture the honesty of this moving story." Trevor Groth

 

Production: Soandbrad, New Paltz, USA.

Co-Production: The Film Farm, Toronto, Kanada

World Sales: Soandbrad

Screenplay: So Yong Kim, Bradley Rust Gray

Cinematographer: Sarah Levy

Cast: Jiseon Kim, Taegu Andy Kang, Bokja Kim, Gina Kim, Virginia Wu, Mike Park

Format, screen ratio: HD (shot on Digital Video und 16mm), Color, 1:1.85

Running time: 82 minutes

Language: Korean, English