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    Watch: So Yong Kim Directs a Haunting Short Film for Miu Miu Starring Riley Keough

    Korean-born American filmmaker So Yong Kim (whose 2006 feature "In Between Days" won a Jury Prize at Sundance) directs "Spark and Light," the seventh addition to join Miu Miu's acclaimed short film series "Women's Tales."

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    A Rockstar Out Of His Element: So Yong Kim And Paul Dano Discuss ‘For Ellen’

    In “For Ellen,” which opens this week in New York City, Paul Dano plays Joby Taylor, a frustrated rock star who heads to a snowy upstate town to figure out the settlement of a custody battle for his daughter. It’s an atypical role for Dano, usually seen as quieter, less sexualized characters. Even t...

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    Interview with So Yong Kim - Writer/Director of For Ellen

    So Yong Kim's For Ellen stars Paul Dano in a beautiful performance as a young father forced to make a life altering decision about his relationship with his daughter Ellen. Dano plays Joby a musician who never quite made it. But he's been on the road for years, he's getting divorced an...

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    Paul Dano Saves Flawed 'For Ellen'

    Paul Dano -- pale and gangly, nobody’s preconceived image of a movie star -- is a wonder of an actor, who has made some great choices in films, from There Will Be Blood, to the recent Ruby Sparks and a small but crucial role in the upcoming Looper. In So Yong Kim’s deliberate, meticulo...

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    Trailer Watch: For Ellen - Directed and Written by So Yong-Kim

    In theaters September 19th.

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    Exclusive: 'For Ellen' Director So Yong Kim Reveals Details About Her Next Film 'Seventy'

    Among established filmmakers, few have moved as fascinatingly from film-to-film quite like So Yong Kim. The writer-director recently moved from the austere, critically acclaimed Korean picture “Treeless Mountain” to the upcoming “For Ellen,” a quintessentially American indie about a tortured rock st...

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    Watch: Moody & Bleak Trailer 'For Ellen' Starring Paul Dano

    From the director of "Treeless Mountain" and "In Between Days," comes "For Ellen," a bleak and moody-looking picture about a fuck-up rocker also trying to negotiate being a father. However, is it far too late? Directed by So Yong Kim and starring Paul Dano, Shaylena Man...

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    Adam Yauch Remembered: Filmmakers Share Their Memories of the Late Oscilloscope and Beastie Boys Founder

    Adam Yauch Remembered: Filmmakers Share Their Memories of the Late Oscilloscope and Beastie Boys Founder

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    So Yong Kim Discusses Her Collaboration With Paul Dano & Battling The Freezing Winter In 'For Ellen'

    Thanks to her previous films "In Between Days" and "Treeless Mountain," and a none-more-indie cast featuring Paul Dano and Jena Malone, So Yong Kim's latest "For Ellen" had to be one of the most anticipated films of Sundance, at least in certain circles.

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    Sundance Review: So Yong Kim’s Stark 'For Ellen' Experiment Is A Grinding & Exhaustive Experience

    "For Ellen," Korean-American writer/director So Yong Kim’s third film after breakout indie dramas "In Between Days" and "Treeless Mountain," is shot in the same style of her preceding films. The way she films long uninterrupted takes of Joby (Paul Dano), a se...

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