"I don't see myself making bigstatement films, because I don't think that's something I can do. I just try to find some sort of honesty in what I make, have that come from personal experience and try to relate that to the audience." So Yong Kim (Director)
A delicate heartbreaker about friendship, desire and the occasionally blurred line between the two.
Lovesong is an intimate story of female friendship. Also, it's a quiet love song for a love that doesn't dare speak its name. Sarah and Mindy are long time friends, who seem to have lost touch for a while. Sarah has a three year old daughter, Jessie, and a husband who is rarely around. She seems tired and bored, but when Mindy comes to visit and the three of them go on a road trip together, Mindy's playfulness and vivacity bring Sarah back to life. Life seems lighter; and an alcohol-infused, long unspoken intimacy emerges between Sarah and Mindy. But when these feelings are ignored in silence the next day, Mindy gets on a bus to go home. It'll be three years later when they see each other again, at Mindy's wedding. Lovesong is yet another testament to So Yong Kim's reputation as a 'master of silence'.
2016 SUNDANCE, MARYLAND, SYDNEY, LONDON, STOCKHOLM, BUFFALO BEST FEATURE NARRATIVE
Born in South Korea, So Yong Kim studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her feature films include In Between Days (2006), which won the Special Jury Prize at Sundance, Treeless Mountain (2008) and For Ellen (2008), which were also shown in festivals and received several awards.