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(Gina Kim, 2007, 104 min, USA/S.Korea, Color, 35mm)
— Filmmaker Gina Kim in attendance
Sophie seems to have an idyllic life; she’s the perfect Caucasian housewife for Andrew, her successful Asian-American husband. Their relationship is put to the test, however when she can’t conceive a child. To save her marriage, Sophie initiates a bold and clandestine venture with Jihah, an illegal immigrant from Korea. Sophie soon finds this new arrangement spiraling into a situation that may actually destroy what it was meant to liberate.
“Kim’s highly sensitive camera turns the film into a chamber-piece of hushed eroticism and surprising narrative grip.” — Justin Chang, Variety
“Gina Kim arranges every shot with calculating eye, building a step-by-step urgency. Her story is rich and her filmmaking lean and precise.” — Sundance Film Festival, John Cooper
Sponsored by the Asian American & Diaspora Studies Program (AADS), Franklin Humanities Institute: World Arts Series, Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (AMES), Asian/Pacific Studies Institute (APSI), Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), and the English Department..