Painter & Mom
Forest Ian Etsler, Kim Youngmi
South Korean painter, Kim Youngmi has spent all but two years of her life living alongside her mother. Although Kim's mother has outlived doctors’ expectations by 15 years, she currently suffers from severe dementia. Now, more than ever, painter Kim and her mother rely on painting to embrace their past, process their present, and prepare for the inevitable future. Painter & Mom is a family documentary that strives for a cinematic-poetic portrayal of a child-parent relationship, highlighted with a spiritual finale that aims to transcend.