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A Year
Directed by
Jisun Jamie Kim

Nepal, USA / 2018 / 14
NYU Tisch School of the Arts
East Coast Premiere
In Nepali with subtitles

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A Himalayan village woman yearns to provide a better life for her young daughters, but times are harsh, and the only option she sees is surrogacy, a choice that will explode her domestic tranquility and become a searing dilemma.
Jisun Jamie Kim writer-director who was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. She grew up making up bedtime stories every night with her two siblings in their bedroom, where she developed a love for fiction and storytelling.

Jisun began her creative career after she became a mother. Until then, she studied Bioengineering, Cognitive Psychology and Statistics at Columbia and Yonsei University. Her first career choice was teaching Psychology as a lecturer. After settling in NY, she worked at UBS wealth management. But the job she enjoyed the most was tutoring young children. She is a dancer and graduate candidate of Graduate film at NYU, where she is a Maurice Kanbar scholar.

For the past five years, she has been an associate producer on films such as Love Is Strange (2014), Little Men (2016), and Orgami (2017). Jisun wrote, directed and edited A YEAR (2018), which set in the Himalayan mountain. She produced this film with mostly non-actors and local crews from Nepal.

Cast/Featuring: Anu Thapa, Mahesh
Producer(s): Jisun Jamie Kim , Adel Morales , Keshab Pandey
Director(s): Jisun Jamie Kim
Screenwriter(s): Jisun Jamie Kim


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