UnLonely Film Festival 7

A Poem by Alba

Yoo Lee

An elderly woman, Alba, faces loneliness and independence as she grapples with how to deal with her illness on her own terms.

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Meet the Filmmaker

What is their why?

Yoo Lee is a writer and director specializing in stop-motion animation. As a Project Involve Fellow and a recipient of the Laika animation grant in 2021, she wrote and directed an animated short, 7LBS 8OZ, which won the Grand Jury Award for Best Animated Short at the 30th annual Florida Film Festival in 2022, making it an Oscar qualifier for 2023. Her work is also distributed through the New Yorker Screening Room and HBO Max.

“In my mid-forties, I decided to change my career and went back to learn the fundamentals of animation. I am currently in the middle of finishing up my MFA in animation at USC and this is my 2nd-year student short.”

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1 Comment

  1. Anonymous

    Such a sad reality for so many elderly. R.I.P. Alba!


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