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BUSAN, 1999

Directed by Thomas Kim

Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A

Decades after leaving Korea, an expecting Korean-American woman returns to her mother’s rustic home. Despite their cultural differences, they bathe and scrub each other’s backs, searching for reconnection, redemption, and reassurance of what it means to be a mother.

Director: Thomas Kim
Writer: Thomas Kim
Producer: Soojin Jeong, Da Eun Kim
Director of Photography: Jin Kim
Editor: Thomas Kim
Production Designer: Jae Hyung Kim
Composer: August Mesarchik, Isaac Friedenberg
Cast: Lee Sang Hee, Cha Hee

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Dates & Times


Tateuchi Democracy Forum @ JANM

Wed, May 11
7:30 pm