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Film Info
For Ellen

Film Information

Exhibition Title For Ellen
Original Title For Ellen
English Title For Ellen
Director So Yong Kim
Year 2011
Format HD
Colour Color
Duration 94'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Paul Dano, Jon Heder, Jena Malone, Margarita Levieva, Shaylena Mandigo
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: So Yong Kim
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Reed Morano
  • Edición / Editing: So Yong Kim, Bradley Rust Gray
  • Producción / Producer: Jen Gatien, So Yong Kim, Bradley Rust Gray
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: DeerJen Films, Soandbrad
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After driving all night through a flat and white landscape, Joby meets with his ex-wife and some lawyers. Played by versatile Paul Dano, Joby is a struggling musician with the prerequisite tattoos, slimy hair and a drifting mind that, so far, has kept him away from his daughter. But now seems like a good time to change things and fight for a shared custody of Ellen. As in her previous film Treeless Mountain, Korean but US based director So Yong Kim tells the story of a family struggling to find its way. Once again, she follows her hero rather than simply telling his life story, and she trusts the closeness of a direct tone rather than explaining through the script. From that car trip until the final brief and pure encounter between Joby and Ellen, Kim’s film builds the story of an unconventional family bond with nothing but affection and cinematographic sensitivity.

Schedule for this film

13 Apr / 18:45 h
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sold out
14 Apr / 19:00 h
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15 Apr / 19:45 h
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