Jenny and Jihae
Comedy • Drama, Short Films, 27-May-2022
A young daughter and mother spend an evening together in the wake of an emotionally painful moment. Katie Kim directs “Jenny and Jihae,” a tender vignette that’s both heavy and sweet, a film that hovers around the senses — smell, touch, taste — to build intimacy and refuge. Jenny tries to ignore the loud argument happening outside her door between her parents. When her mother comes to check on her, there’s a relief and a shift to tangible concerns — blow drying Jenny’s hair, slathering lotion across her face, addressing her growling stomach. Kim’s focus is less on exposition or overt drama, and more about internal anxiety, familial cycles, and the yearning for closeness. -KA. Writer, director: Katie Kim. Cast: Levana Wang, Hyojin Park. Director of Photography: Isabel Bethencourt. Editor: Brian Choi. Producer: Flora Jiwu Hwang. Production Design: Ben Eckersley. Music Composer: Evan Rashby. Sound Design: Jinghan Klaire Zhang. Colorist: Chriz Naing.
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