Coming to DVD tomorrow, Tuesday, September 13: THE HOUSE OF SUH
Iris K Shim’s film about murder in a Korean-American family premiered at Hot Docs, screened at notable fests including Denver and Sarasota, and went on to win awards at various Asian-American fests and at the Hamptons International Film Festival.
I wrote about the film in my coverage of Hot Docs for indieWIRE, saying:
The doc aims to uncover the truth behind the sensationalism of a murder involving a pair of Korean-American siblings that has already been adapted into a made-for-TV film (though with the protagonists made Caucasian!). Andrew Suh pleads guilty to the murder of his sister Catherine’s boyfriend, while Catherine runs from the law, eventually found after an appearance on AMERICA’S MOST WANTED. But Shim finds that there’s much more to the story, relating to immigrant identity, rebellion against authority, and the unsolved brutal murder of the Suhs’ mother. The result is compulsively watchable and surprising.