Forum - Take Care of My Sisters: Representing Women on Screen

Forever The Moment

From handball stars to pearl divers and factory workers to art students, from young friends at a loss to a refugee mother in love, this year’s festival has a wide range of Korean women’s lives on view, in films by female directors from the 1950s to the present day. On this panel we’ll ask who these characters are, how they are portrayed, and what changes when there are women behind the camera as well as in front of it – in Korean cinema, and inter- nationally. We’ll hear from scholars, critics and programmers, and get into the rich detail of diverse representations, as we talk about seeing age, class, ethnicity, sexuality and ability as well as gender on screen.
According to the Geena Davis Institute and UN Women, in the 21st century popular Korean cinema is way ahead for its representation of women. 36% of its speaking characters are female, and 50% of films have female leads or co-leads, who are less sexualised than the global norm. The portrayal of working women is closer to numbers in the real world in Korean film than in many other national film cultures, and also portrayed the highest percentage globally of female characters working in STEM jobs. Come and get behind the numbers with our expert panel: talk about your favourite (or least favourite) character, discover new films and stories, and take part in a wide-ranging conversation about what we’ve seen on screen – and what we still want to see.

CHAIR: Sophie Mayer - Feminist film activist and the author of Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema


SPEAKERS: 

Lee Kyoung-mi - Director (The Truth Beneath, Crush and Blush)

Yim Soon-rye - Director (Forever the Moment, Waikiki Brothers)

Jane Gull - Director (My Feral Heart, Sunny Boy)


Regent Street Cinema, 05 Nov 16 6:00 pm

Also in this strand

The Widow

The Widow

Regent Street Cinema, 06 November 2016 11:30 am

Take Care Of My Cat

Take Care of My Cat

Regent Street Cinema, 05 November 2016 8:00 pm

The Way Home

The Way Home

Regent Street Cinema, 08 November 2016 8:45 pm

Forever The Moment

Forever the Moment + Q&A

Regent Street Cinema, 06 November 2016 1:00 pm

Crush And Blush

Crush and Blush + Q&A

Regent Street Cinema, 05 November 2016 2:00 pm

Paju

Paju

Regent Street Cinema, 07 November 2016 8:30 pm

Helpless

Helpless

Odeon Camden, 12 November 2016 4:00 pm