Two Korean women, linked by adultery and a message left on an answering machine, solitarily struggle with personal issues in Gina Kim's contemplative diptych "Invisible Light." Gah-in (Choi Yoon Sun) is a college student marooned in Los Angeles over winter break, tormenting herself about her affair with a married man.
The second part of the film follows Do-hee (Lee Sun-jin), the wife of Gah-in's lover, as she returns to Seoul after a long absence, pregnant by another man.
Kim carefully uses composition and light to evocatively create mood while dealing with feminist themes, particularly that of women's relationship to their bodies. Intimate to the point of voyeurism, "Invisible Light" is also a deeply introspective and accomplished art film.
—Kevin Crust (June 21, 2004)