A GREAT DIVIDE
Seen through the eyes of a Korean American family that leaves the Bay Area for small-town Wyoming after experiencing devastating loss, A GREAT DIVIDE addresses the emotional and psychological impact of racism and xenophobia on Asian Americans, the loneliness and sacrifice of immigrant sojourners and the generational burden of expectations that weigh on their children. But it''s also a story about a family repairing itself after tragedy, about a young man breaking out of his shell and finding love, about reconciliation and redemption.
Inspired by director Jean Shim''s own experiences of moving to rural Wyoming during lockdown, A GREAT DIVIDE stars Ken Jeong (in a rare dramatic turn) and Jae-suh Park as the parents, and Emerson Lee as their son Benjamin, in a stellar debut.
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Director(s): Jean Shim
Producer(s): Brian Yang, Jean Shim, Jeff Yang
Cast: Ken Jeong, Jae Suh Park, Emerson Min, Miya Cech, MeeWha Alana Lee, Jamie McShane, Seamus Dever, West Mulholland, Brooke Markham, Greg Winter, Marshall Allman
Cinematographer(s): Ray Huang