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18th(2016)



Lovesong

KIM So Yong

  • USA
  • 2016
  • 83min
  • DCP
  • color
  • Fiction

Romance

SYNOPSIS

Neglected by her husband, Sarah embarks on an impromptu road trip with her young daughter and her best friend, Mindy. Along the way, the dynamic between the two friends intensifies before circumstances force them apart. Years later, Sarah attempts to rebuild their intimate connection in the days before Mindy’s wedding


 
 

PROGRAM NOTE

Sarah lives away from her husband as he is often
 absent from home for his work, so the couple only talk
 via videotelephony that leads to live by themselves
 for Sarah and her 3-year-old toddler, Jessie. Living
 subdued and lifeless, she is visited by her high school
 friend, Mindy. The three go on a trip, and Sarah and
 Mindy sleep together only to figure out Sarah still
 has affection to her husband, so Mindy leaves her
 on the trip. Three years later, being separated, Sarah
 is invited to Mindy\'s wedding, and they make love
 with each other again. Their performance is terribly
 spontaneous so that the two contrasting personalities
 are able to compatible.
 The restaurant scene which they have a chat in after
 having their first sex together and the talk scene on
 the day before Mindy\'s wedding in particular show
 you subtle and ambiguous but intimate and sensual
 tension between those two.
 Lovesong deviates from the cliché of female buddy
 films and lesbian romance and renders love between
 women which is \'ardent collectedness\', cannot be
 easily articulated. Riley Keough, won renown with
 Jack & Diane(2012), Mad Max: Fury Road(2015),
 plays Sarah, and Mindy\'s mother is portrayed by
 Rosanna Arquette. [Sunah KIM]/p>

Director

  • KIM So YongKIM So Yong

    So Yong Kim is an award‐winning Korean-American independent filmmaker. She has made three feature films: In Between Days (2006), Treeless Mountain (2008) which was screened at SIWFF in 2009 and For Ellen (2012) which was screened at SIWFF in 2013. Most recently in 2014, So directed Spark and Light, a short film starring Riley Keough commissioned by fashion house Miu Miu as part of their ongoing series Women\'s Tales. Lovesong is her fourth feature film premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015.

Credit

  • ProducerAlex LIPSCHULTZ
  • Cast Jena MALONE, Riley KEOUGH
  • Screenwriter So Yong Kim, Bradley Rust GRAY
  • Cinematography Kat WESTERGAARD
  • Art director Bart MANGRUM
  • Editor So Yong Kim, Bradley Rust GRAY
  • Music Jóhann JÓHANNSSON