Little Forest

Little Forest

Kim Tae-ri (The Handmaiden) plays Hye-won, a young woman who returns to her childhood home in the country to escape the disappointments of city life, where she is greeted by an empty house and “Little Forest,” her mom’s old garden. Based on the synonymous popular manga series by Daisuke Igarashi, Yim’s film is a soothing entity that gently guides one through the landscape of beauty and happiness to realize the simple value of daily life. Little Forest encourages us to perceive our lives, and indeed the world, with an eye toward modest mindfulness.

DIRECTED BY: Yim Soon-rye. WRITTEN BY: Hwang Seong-gu. WITH: Kim Tae-ri, Ryu Jun-yeol, Moon So-ri, Jin Ki-joo. 2018. 103 min. Korea. Color. Korean. DCP.

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 

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