2017. Directed by Kangyu Garam, Cert U , 40 mins.
This is one of the short films made as a part of an omnibus activist project called ‘Square’ that calls for the resignation of President Park Geun-hye. A number of feminist organizations have actively participated in the candlelight protests in Gwanghwamun Square. This film focuses on interviews to articulate how feminists have experienced and understood a series of incidents including the Sewol Ferry Disaster and the Gangnam Murder Case under Park’s administration. It reflects women’s history written from a feminist perspective that does not forget to include the feminists during the rallies as “citizens” who dared to subvert society and history.
British Museum, 30 Oct 17 2:00 pm
2017. Directed by Lee Wanmin , starring Lee Sanghee, Hong Seungyi, Kim Saebyuk, Cert 15 , 130 mins.
Thirty-something Mihee (Lee Sanghee) repeatedly fails the bar exam, is dumped by her long-term boyfriend, and moves into a tiny, rundown flat which only adds to her feelings of loneliness and failure. One day she arrives at the house of forty-something Sungsook (Hong Seungyi) and claims that the two were once best friends in high school in spite of the obvious ten-year age gap between them. Having never set eyes on Mihee before, Sungsook invites her into the home she shares with live-in boyfriend and teenage sweetheart Ikju (Im Hyeong-gook) and behaves as if she and Mihee really were long lost friends. Elliptical and defying explanation, Lee Wanmin’s debut is a dreamlike tribute to the depth and immediacy of female friendship both past and present.
Regent Street Cinema, 02 Nov 17 6:30 pm