Soju & Icecream

소주와 아이스크림

Soju And Icecream
Film info

Director: Lee Kwang-kuk
Cast: Park Joo-hee, Seo Young-hwa, Yoon Young-min
37 mins, 2015

A woman vagrant asks insurance seller Seah a favour: exchange some empty soju bottles for an ice cream. The seemingly simple request opens more than one can of worms, causing Seah to rethink her relationship with her sister, her friends and her own future. The film brims with Lee’s characteristic mix of humour, absurdism and melancholy, as seen in his features Romance Joe and A Matter of Interpretation.  It was made for Korea’s National Human Rights Commission, and first seen as part of the omnibus If You Were Me 9.

Tony Rayns