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Cell Division

트레일러 재생

NOUE

  • South Korea
  • 1998
  • 13min
  • 12 +
  • DCP
  • color
  • Fiction

date / break-up / sexism / male domination / 90s

Synopsis 

Yoonha and Seonghwan are an old couple. Seonghwan takes Yoonha's efforts to make everything easier for him for granted, and Yoonha is used to this relationship where Seonghwan takes the lead. However Yoonha begins to have strange dreams, where she didn't hesitate to do things she would never do in real life. Just as we all grow through cell division, Yoonha grows through the divided self she meets in her dreams. 

 

 

Program Note

Cell Division follows a couple who have been together for quite some time. One day, the girlfriend starts to have weird dreams, while her boyfriend's pressures escalate. His apathetic attitude brings an end to the relationship. The typical and unequal relations of the sexes repeat themselves in heterosexual romantic relationships, even in the age of Generation X who were praised for their vigorous and confident vision. It is quite interesting that the discontent is not directed toward the realm of sexuality, or in attempting to justify the 'desire of woman' so frequently used in the Korean films of the 1990s. [LEE Yumi]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
308 2020-09-13 | 14:00 - 14:56 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 3   GV
502 2020-09-15 | 10:00 - 10:56 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 5   

Director

  • NOUE

    Film Troupe NOUE, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, is a film production club founded in 1984 by non-Film major students of Ewha Woman’s University where there are no film related programs. The name ‘NOUE’ means ‘silkworm’ in Korean. It is derived from the fact that originally films were screened on ‘silk’ and the process of encouraging women’s change and perception is in line with the process of a silkworm (pupa) emerging from the cocoon, and becoming a butterfly. During the time when the pro-democracy movement was very intense, NOUE, which was part of the Korea University Film Club Association, not only actively participated in the labor struggle, but also produced prominent films and videos that insightfully criticized the contradictions of social reality.

     

WORLD SALES

Korean Distributor / NOUE / nouemovie1920@gmail.com

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