LKFF 2017: Womens Voices Shorts Programme

My Turn Director: Kim Na-kyung Writer: Kim Na-kyung Producer: Lee Seung-hyun, Kwon Soon-sang Cast: Joo Ga-young, Kim Hannah, Jeong Hee-jeong Rights Holder: Kim Na-kyung Drama / 2017 / 15 min / Cert. 12A / DCP / Colour

The film’s SIWFF Audience Award rewarded its smart dramatic approach to hot topics in Korean media: the ‘pregnancy order system’ used in some female-dominated workplaces, and abortion access. When Hyun-jung gets pregnant out of turn, there are rows with her boss, her pregnant colleague, and the nurse who is next on the roster.

Mild Fever Director: Park Sun-joo Writer: Park Sun-joo Producer: Ahn Do-young Cast: Jeon Seok-ho, Han Woo-yeon International Sales: Central Park Films Fiction, Drama / 2017 / 36 min / Cert. 12A / DCP / Colour

Winner of the Asian Short Film and Video Competition Grand Prize at SIWFF. Eun-ju, a writer with a young child, finds her confidence, independence and loving relationship with her husband and mother overshadowed by the return of a violent incident from her past. Beautifully performed, the film offers an everyday grace set against a cleverly maintained tone of unease, as Eun-ju and her family respond unpredictably to the shattering news.

Night Working Director: Kim Jungeun Writer: Kim Jungeun Producer: Lee Hoyeon Cast: Sreng Vuchny, Kim Yae-eun, Gil Haeyeon Rights Holder: Kim Jungeun Drama / 2017 / 28 min / Cert. 12A / DCP / Colour

A dreamy study of Lyn, a young Cambodian worker in Korea and her friendship with Yeonhee, her co-worker at a small factory as they navigate their boss’ insidious harassment and face Yeonhee’s decision to move to Australia. Framed by Lyn’s letters to her mother, the film offers an intimate depiction of female-female relationships and of immigrant and working-class Korea.

Club and Group screenings

Mon 30th Oct 18.30 Ad Free: No advertisements will play ahead of this screening. You are recommended to arrive promptly. London Korean Film Festival 2017.

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