Cast: Anu Thapa, Mahesh Tripathi
A Himalayan village woman yearns to provide a better life for her young daughters. But the only possible option she sees is surrogacy – a choice that will explode her domestic tranquility and become a searing dilemma.
Jisun Jamie Kim is a Korean-American writer-director who was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. Her latest short film, A Year premiered at Telluride Film Festival in 2018 and was the recipient of Woodstock Film Festival’s 2018 best student film award. Her other previous work includes MIA, which won the Golden Palm Award at Mexico International film festival in 2018. Jisun’s work has been shown to Boston film festival, New Orleans film festival, Florida film festival and Short shorts in Japan.
Prior to filmmaking Jisun taught Psychology as a lecturer and worked as an investment analyst at UBS wealth management. She is currently making her first feature film Nobody’s Perfect. The film is being produced by Christos Konstantakopoulos whose credits include: Before Midnight, The Lobster, and Love is Strange. Jisun is a Maurice Kanbar Scholar and a graduate candidate of NYU’s Graduate Film Program.
Stories of cultural identity, a subcultural legend, meaningful and surprising connection with others, and personal sacrifice comprise the eight short films in the Nitehawk Shorts Festival MATINEE TWO program.