Independently Yours: Women Direct. Korean Indies! – Korean Women Independent Film Series

Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre 
Date: 2021.03.19 - 2021.07.31
Price: HK$80 / HK$64* 

In South Korea, women have been voicing out loud through activist movements such as #EscapeTheCorset, #MeToo, #MyLifeIsNotYourPorn, and 4B (or Four Nos - no romance, marriage, sex and childbirth). The first feminist political party, the Women’s Party, has also been recently formed to fight for more influence in the development of the deeply patriarchal and conservative Korean society.

More prominent and realistic images of women have also appeared in Korean cinema. A growing number of women filmmakers are creating courageous and captivating works to make their views be seen and heard, and #SendingMySpirit also encourages people to buy tickets for films with greater female involvement. Proudly presented by the Hong Kong Arts Centre, the DMZ International Documentary Film Festival and the Seoul Independent Film Festival, the Women Direct. Korean Indies! – Korean Women Independent Film Series brings you on a journey to explore the recent wave of women independent cinema. Our selected works observe and delineate women’s places and emotions in the Korean society with great intimacy and delicacy, and will show you a diversity of women’s lives that you might not have experienced before.

This film series takes place from March to July 2021 under the signature programme of the Hong Kong Arts Centre, Independently Yours.

 

Screening Schedule:

19/3 (Fri) 7:30pm* A Boy and Sungreen
20/3 (Sat) 7:30pm* Itaewon
16/4 (Fri) 7:30pm* The Strangers
17/4 (Sat) 4pm* Escape the Corset
17/4 (Sat) 7:30pm* Lucky Chan-sil
21/5 (Fri) 7:30pm* maggie
22/5 (Sat) 3:30pm* For Vagina’s Sake
22/5 (Sat) 7:30pm* Way Back Home
26/6 (Sat) 7:30pm* Microhabitat
27/6 (Sun) 7:30pm* Untold
30/7 (Fri) 7:30pm* Selected Shorts to Wow: Movements / Unpredictable Boy / Beginners’ Class
31/7 (Sat) 7:30pm* The Pregnant Tree and the Goblin

 

*For details of each screening in this film series, please click on the links below to view them by month. *

 

March 2021

A Boy and Sungreen (Director: Ahn Ju-young)
South Korea | 2018 | 99 mins | DCP | Colour | In Korean with English subtitles

Itaewon (Director: Kangyu Garam)
South Korea | 2016/2019 | 98 mins | DCP | Colour | In Korean with English subtitles

 

Click to know more about screenings in March 2021

April 2021

The Strangers (Director: Myoung So-hee)
South Korea | 2018 | 81 mins | DCP | Colour | In Korean with English subtitles

Escape the Corset (Director: Lee Mi-hae)
South Korea | 2020 | 60 mins | DCP | Colour | In Korean with English subtitles

Lucky Chan-sil (Director: Kim Cho-hee)
South Korea | 2019 | 96 mins | DCP | Colour | In Korean with English subtitles

Click to know more about screenings in April 2021

May 2021

maggie (Director: Yi Ok-seop)
South Korea | 2018|89 mins|DCP|Colour|In Korean with English subtitles

For Vagina's Sake (Director: Kim Bo-Ram)
South Korea | 2017 | 73 mins | DCP | Colour | In Korean with English subtitles

Way Back Home (Director: Park Sun-joo)
South Korea | 2019 | 114 mins | DCP | Colour | In Korean with English subtitles

Click to know more about screenings in May 2021

June 2021

Microhabitat (Director: Jeon Go-woon)
South Korea | 2018 | 106 mins | DCP | Colour | In Korean with English subtitles

Untold (Director: Lee-kil Bora)
South Korea | 2018/2020 | 79 mins | DCP | Colour | In Korean with English subtitles

Click to know more about screenings in June 2021

July 2021

The Pregnant Tree and the Goblin (Director: Kim Dong-ryung and Park Kyoung-tae)
South Korea | 201 | 115 mins | DCP | Colour | In Korean with English subtitles
Selected Shorts to Wow:

Movements (Director: Jeong Da-hee)
South Korea | 2019 | 10 mins | DCP | Colour | In Korean with English subtitles

Unpredictable Boy (Director: Goong Yu-jeong)
South Korea | 2019 | 31 mins | DCP | Colour | In Korean with English subtitles

Beginners’ Class (Director: Kim Hyun-jung)
South Korea | 2019 | 50 mins | DCP | Colour | In Korean with English subtitles

Click to know more about screenings in July 2021

 

Ticketing Information:

Individual tickets: $80 / $64*

*20% discount for tickets for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, and people with disabilities and the minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. Tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis.

*For each programme, 20% off for each purchase of 4 or more standard tickets.

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While it is the HKAC’s policy to secure the best possible screening versions of our presented films, the HKAC appreciates our patrons’ understanding of the occasional less than perfect screening versions. Thank you for your kind consideration.

 

Co-Presenters: Hong Kong Arts Centre, DMZ International Documentary Film Festival and Seoul Independent Film Festival

In Collaboration with: Korean Cultural Center in Hong Kong

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