The North American distribution rights to So Yong Kim's "Treeless Mountain" have been acquired by Oscilloscope Laboratories, it was announced today. The film, which details two sisters in Seoul, Korea trying to adapt to drastic changes in their lives, was very well-received at its 2008 Toronto International Film Festival premiere.
"Mountain" is Kim's followup to "In Between Days," which won a Jury Prize at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. It stars Hee Yeon Kim and Song Hee Kim, ages 7 and 5, respectively, as the aforementioned sisters.
Oscilloscope is planning a theatrical release on April 22nd, 2009 at the Film Forum in New York City, followed by a national theatrical expansion and a DVD release in the summer. The film is screening in the Forum Section at the upcoming Berlin Film Festival in February.
The agreement with Oscilloscope was negotiated by Parts and Labor and Memento Films International. "Treeless" will be Oscilloscope's second narrative theatrical release after this past December's "Wendy & Lucy," and marks its ninth acquisition since forming its film distribution outlet a year ago.