Fish Bones follows the story of Hana (Joony Kim), a beautiful young Korean immigrant in New York, living a double life. As a dutiful daughter, Hana is expected to work hard at school, help her family business, while hiding away her secret life of being a model and being in love with a woman. Her lover, the free-spirited Hispanic-American Nico (Cris Gris) cannot understand her hang-ups. As Hana is torn between the life she’s conditioned to live, and the life she wants, she even starts to doubt her own desire.
First-time director Joanne Mony Park creates an intoxicating visual universe with mesmerising music, fabulously hip fashion and a leading actress of almost unattainable marble beauty. It’s a world so fragile and unreal you can’t help feeling that one touch it’ll shatter or melt away. Yet, the confusion and pain of the Asian immigrant is vividly poignant, and in some ways, Nico personifies Hana’s ambivalent feelings towards her adopted country.
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Joanne Mony Park
Joony Kim, Cris Gris, Borah Ahn