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A minimalist masterpiece. Read full review
Treeless Mountain is skillfully unsentimental--because of, but also despite, the presence of two irresistible, unself-conscious performers in virtually every scene. Read full review
Feels both masterful and hesitant - it’s the work of a born filmmaker who’s still not quite sure what she wants to say. Read full review
The movie is thoroughly engrossing from the opening frame to the end credits, and it’s a beautiful viewing experience. Read full review
It's in this final chapter that the director states his message, which is handled so lightly, almost incidentally, you might miss it. But it's a profound one. For what the girls learn is that the way to get what they want -- no, need -- isn't by hoarding something, but by letting go. Read full review
Both lovely and wrenching, So Yong Kim's intimate drama feels so honest, it's often difficult to watch. Read full review
With Treeless Mountain, Kim establishes herself as a first-class filmmaker. Read full review
Without wallowing in sentimentality or judging any of her characters, Kim has drawn a mature portrait of an elementary school girl old before her time and a loss of childhood that rings true on every level. Read full review
Delicate, wrenching, occasionally vexing. Read full review
The problem with this American indie filmed in Korea is that, despite the captivating faces and sad predicament of these little girls, nothing much happens. Read full review
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