So Yong Kim
|So Yong Kim|
So Yong Kim in 2012 at the Deauville American Film Festival.
|Born||So Yong Kim
1968 (age 48–49)
Pusan, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||Gim Soyeong|
She was born in Busan, South Korea in 1968 and was raised in Los Angeles, California.
Kim received the Special Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival for her debut feature, In Between Days. Loosely inspired by her own youth, the film was shot in Toronto, mostly improvised by its teenage cast members, whose awkward, raw romance and alienation from their surroundings were expressed through intimate digital photography.
In 2016 Kim's film Lovesong premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The film, about two best friends who fall in love, reunited her with Jena Malone (who appeared in For Ellen) and Riley Keough.
Kim is married to Bradley Rust Gray. The couple have two children.
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