Hana, a Korean immigrant on winter break, is caught between worlds. While struggling to find peace with her conservative mother and the expectations surrounding her future, Hana finds herself falling for Nico, a tender and affectionate Latina music producer.

Special Jury Award, Best Director, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2018
Clive Davis Award for Excellence in Music in Film 2018

Slamdance Film Festival 2018 (World Premiere)
23rd Annual Chicago Asian American Showcase
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Frameline (San Francisco International LGTB Film Festival)
Austin Asian American Film Festival (Austin Film Society)
Inside Out Toronto Film Festival
NewFest Film Festival
Outfest Fusion Film Festival
Hong Kong Lesbian Gay Film Festival
San Diego Asian Film Festival 
Cinemasia Film Festival
Vancouver Queer Film Festival 

"By far the biggest surprise in Park City was Joanne Mony Park’s debut feature Fish Bones which premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival. Gloriously lo-fi, non-linear, and sporting the best soundtrack of any film in Park City, this uniquely crafted piece is essential viewing for anyone looking for a crispy new voice in cinema." - 48hills

"What we have in Fish Bones is a careful and immaculate deconstruction on what it means to find yourself amidst a sea of doubt. It is a tender, tragic and true work. With such a considerate and assured directorial debut, Joanne Mony Park is bound to be a name you will be hearing a lot about in the near future." - Screenarchy

"Like its story, Fish Bones is a quiet and gentle film, composed almost entirely of long, polished takes, each striking in its subtle and meticulous allure." -Slug Magazine

"The film's overall level of restraint, however, could be principally attributable to Park's preference for indirect commentary rather than outright confrontation. By limiting her characters to terse and often oblique exchanges, Park conceals motivational intent, relying more on the sparse emotional content of individual scenes to convey meaning."     -The Hollywood Reporter

"Mony Park gives us some poignant, and some seemingly ordinary moments; but these are the moments that often meet side by side, that are where both the big and small revelations occur." - Screenarchy

"It could feel gimmicky, but doesn’t; instead, it is cinematically innovative and deft, and a lovely work of art."                      - Hammer to Nail

"Fish Bones is a beautiful story about love and sexuality and is a great starting point for what should be a very promising career." - TwoOhSix

Directed by Joanne Mony Park
Cinematography by Sheldon Chau
Starring Joony Kim & Cris Gris
Produced by Mary Evangelista

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