AA Limelight Clip of the Week: “Dol” by Andrew Ahn
Selected by Kelly Lin
This week, the eyes of film lovers around the globe will be on Park City, Utah, home of the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. Among the many up-and-coming features being shown at the festival is the short film Dol (First Birthday) by Korean American director, Andrew Ahn.
The film tells the story of a gay Korean-American who yearns for a life in which he can feel accepted by his family. Throughout the film, Ahn portrays the quiet, ordinary moments of life yet a tension between the protagonist and his family is always underlying. Overall, I found the film to be heartbreakingly beautiful and a fascinating look at a topic that is rarely explored in Korean and Korean American cinema.
You can watch the complete film here