OCU Film Institute Presents So Yong Kim's "Treeless Mountain"
2/10/2013, Treeless Mountain, So Yong Kim, South Korea(2008), 89
Kerr McGee Auditorium
Winner of many international awards, including the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival, Treeless Mountain luminously renders the experience of childhood. When their mother needs to leave in order to find their estranged father, six-year-old Jin and her younger sister, Bin, are left to live with their Big Aunt for the summer. With only a small piggy bank and their mother's promise to return when it is full, the two young girls are forced to acclimate to changes in their family life. Counting the days, and the coins, the two bright-eyed young girls eagerly anticipate their mother's homecoming.