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In Between Days-Movie Review 08/19/2010

Posted by Films to consider in Drama, Emotional Drama, Movies, South Korean language film.

In Between Days (South Korean) 2006

Official Selection, Sundance, Berlin, and Toronto Film Festivals

Written and directed by So Yong Kim
Starring Jiseon Kim as Aimie

Aimie, a young South Korean girl, is abruptly transplanted to an unnamed wintry city somewhere in North America with her recently divorced mother. Aimie struggles with learning a new language; she struggles with missing her father and battling her mother; she struggles with her feelings about Tran, a boy who only likes her as a friend. An up-close look at those mixed-up days of adolescence when nothing seems right, in this case under especially trying circumstances.

The intimate way this film is shot contributes much to its atmosphere of reality and believability. And Jiseon Kim does an outstanding job showing Aimie’s vulnerability while at the the same time hinting at her inner strength. A very short film that I didn’t want to end.

82 min. Unrated.


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