Director: So Yong Kim

Country: USA

Runtime: 85 min

Rating: PG

Festival year: 2016


Genre(s): Drama
Spotlight(s): Women Transforming Cinema

So Yong Kim’s fourth feature brings Hollywood rising stars Jena Malone (Pride & Prejudice, Into the Wild and Hunger Games) and Riley Keough (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Girlfriend Experience—and, notably, she’s also the grandchild of Elvis Presley) to this intimate indie about a friendship that gets complicated by love.

Riley Keough plays a mom in her 20s whose husband (Cary Joji Fukunaga) is conspicuously and almost permanently absent due to work obligations. When her teenhood bestie (played with bad-girl confidence by Jena Malone) comes to visit, she brings a vivacity to the family’s big house in the ‘burbs, and helps to enliven things for a bit. But this intimate friendship may be turning into something else—or will they sabotage it instead?

With superb performances, and Kim’s script that captures the profound moments in the everyday, Lovesong provides a treasurable glimpse into the lives of women on the brink of something exciting.

Skype Q&A with director So Yong Kim to follow

Screening Sponsors: Delta Airlines, West End Business Improvement Association