2015 | United States | Animation , Fiction

The River

  • English 9
  • Director Heeseon Kim
  • Writer Heeseon Kim

Inspired by real-life stories from border villages around Demilitarised Zones in Korea, Heeseon Kim’s striking RCA grad film The River serves up an unsettling tale of manipulation and violence in a stark and unforgiving land. Presented in a bold, almost confrontational style, what this nine-minute animation lacks in narrative clarity, it more than makes up for with its powerful filmmaking approach and ambitious, original storytelling.

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