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The frozen space in a little girl's heart gradually begins to warm thanks to the love of her older sister in director So Yong Kim's portrait of a young innocent forced to come to terms with feelings of loss and abandonment. Six-year-old Jin (Hee Yeon Kim) and her younger sister, Bin (Song Hee Kim), live in a cramped apartment with their single mother. Though their lives are on the edge of disaster, both girls remain completely oblivious to the threats of the outside world. One morning, after Jin wets the bed, their mother packs up all their belongings and sends the girls to live with their alcoholic Big Aunt (Kim Mi-hyang). Suddenly thrust into a hostile and unfamiliar environment, the girls are given a piggy bank and a promise that their mother will return when it's finally been filled. Wrestling with feelings of abandonment despite the fact that she's not mature enough to understand why their mother has left or what may become of her and Bin in the future, Jin showers her younger sibling with affection in order to prevent her from feeling as if all hope has been lost. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:April 22, 2009

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Lars Knudsen Producers Award 2008 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Anne Misawa Best Cinematography 2009 Nominee

Cast

Kim Hee Yeon
as Jin
Kim Song Hee
as Bin
Kim Mi-hyang
as Big Auntie
Lee Soo Ah
as Mom
Boon Tak Park
as Grandma

Crew

So Yong Kim
Director
So Yong Kim
Producer
Lars Knudsen
Producer
Jay Van Hoy
Producer
Bradley Rust Gray
Producer
Ben Howe
Producer
So Yong Kim
Screenwriter
Anne Misawa
Cinematographer
Asobi Seksu
Composer (Music Score)
Bradley Rust Gray
Editor
So Yong Kim
Editor
See Hee Kim
Production Designer
Jamie Mai
Executive Producer
Ian McGloin
Executive Producer
Charlie Ledley
Executive Producer
Eric Offin
Sound/Sound Designer
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