Posted Tuesday 22 Aug 2017
So many WIFTers attend the Big Screen Symposium that we just had to share this hot-off-the-press breaking news: indie filmmaker and writer So Yong Kim will be speaking at the BSS. Known for her intimate films that focus on the human condition, Korean-American Kim's debut feature In Between Days won the Special Jury Prize at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. The film was mostly improvised by its teenage cast members whose awkward, raw romance and alienation from their surroundings were expressed through Kim's intimate digital photography. Her second feature Treeless Mountain was critically acclaimed, while her third and fourth feature films, For Ellen and Lovesong (now available on Netflix) both premiered at Sundance Film Festivals. In 2014 Kim released Spark And Light, a short film commissioned by fashion house Miu Miu as part of their ongoing series Women's Tales. Kim recently directed episodes of Transparent for Amazon, American Crime for ABC, The Good Fight for CBS and Room 104 for HBO.