Director Gina Kim is a visiting lecturer in filmmaking at Harvard University. Her feature films, Gina Kim's Video Diary (2002) and Invisible Light (2003), have been screened at many international ﬁlm festivals, including Berlin, Rotterdam, Pusan and Torino among others. These deeply personal works have generated significant critical acclaim in recent years; in Film Comment she was praised for having "a terrific eye, a gift for near-wordless storytelling, a knack for generating a tense gliding rhythm between images and sounds, shots and scenes, and for yielding a quality of radiance in her actors."
Producer Andrew Fierberg is an Associate of the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard. He is an established producer of independent films including Michael Almereyda's Hamlet (2000), Steven Shainberg's Secretary (2002) and Fur (2006), Sally Potter's Yes (2004) and Lodge Kerrigan's Keane (2004).
This screening is co-presented with the Korea Institute at Harvard University. Never Forever was produced with the support of a fellowship from the FilmStudyCenter at Harvard.
Director Gina Kim and Producer Andrew Fierberg In Person
May 2 (Wednesday) 7 pm
Directed by Gina Kim, Appearing in Person
US 2006, 35mm, color, 105 min.
With Vera Farminga, Jung-Woo Ha, David McInnis
Sophie (Farminga), a white woman, leads a fairly idyllic life with her Asian American husband (McInnis). But when she struggles to conceive a child much to the dismay of her meddling in-laws, she begins a dangerous relationship with a Korean immigrant (Ha). Gina Kim provides a study of interracial relationships from a perspective rarely considered on film. Featuring a moving performance from Faminga (The Departed), Never Forever recently played to great acclaim at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Print courtesy of the filmmaker.