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Go behind the scenes of the making of the Apple TV+ series adaptation of PACHINKO with directors Kogonada and Justin Chon. Moderated by Kim Yutani, Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival, the conversation will focus on making the transition from directing indie feature films to directing a prestige series like Pachinko. From casting, to mining great performances, to finding a cinematic language, this conversation will unpack the opportunities and challenges of creating multi-episode storytelling.

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Kogonada is a South Korean-born American filmmaker. His debut feature film COLUMBUS, starring John Cho and Haley Lu Richardson, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was released in 2017. He also directed AFTER YANG starring Colin Farrell and Jodie Turner-Smith. more...
Justin Chon has quickly established himself as one of the industry’s top artists. Before PACHINKO, he most recently wrote, directed and starred in his original feature BLUE BAYOU, which sold competitively to Focus Features and premiered at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Chon plays the lead role opposite Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander. Mark O’Brien, Linh Dan Pham and Emory Cohen also star. more...
Kim Yutani is the Director of Programming of the Sundance Film Festival; she assumed that role in 2018. She began programming short films for the Festival in 2006, and became a feature film programmer in 2009, focusing on US and international fiction feature films, overseeing short film programming, and working on the Festival’s Offscreen panels and conversations. She was instrumental in creating Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong, which has since expanded to become Sundance Film Festival: Asia. more...

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