Directed by Hui-Eun Park
Two young women relocate to unfamiliar countries, and their near-parallel experiences are permeated by hardship and loneliness in Hui-Eun Park’s debut feature, TWO LUNES. Siyeon settles in Los Angeles by way of South Korea, a stepping stone on her way to an American graduate program. Lan is a Vietnamese exchange student living and working in Seoul, where she hopes to reunite with her estranged sister. Far from all that is familiar, Siyeon and Lan struggle to maintain tenuous ties to family and lovers, the last threads connecting them to home.
Newcomers Hyesung Moon’s (Siyeon) and Kieu Thu Pham’s (Lan) performances reveal a tangible yearning, punctuated by scenes of solo walks amid bustling city streets and meals prepared and taken alone. In an era of rampant anti-immigrant sentiment, TWO LUNES is a sobering reminder of the universal desires for companionship and recognition that far outweigh our cultural and political differences.
— Sierra Lee
Co-presented by: Korean American Professional Society
Director/Writer/Editor: Hui-Eun Park
Producer: Jamie Renee Williams (LA Unit), Charlie Hong (Seoul Unit)
Cinematographer: Norbert Shieh