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YOO Ji-young

  • South Korea
  • 2022
  • 156min
  • 12 +
  • DCP
  • color

SYNOPSIS

Jay, a promising young writer, is on the verge of publishing her new book. Geonwoo, Jay′s roommate and lover, works as an English instructor at a private institute and silently assists Jay. Both of them care about each other and are happy as they are. However, Jay’s unplanned pregnancy brings enormous changes, causing conflicts between the two. 

PROGRAM NOTE

An ashtray full of cigarette butts, and a desk with whiskey bottles and glasses. The room of the main character Jay (starring Han Hae-in) is soaked with a strong odor of cigarettes and alcohol. Jay is a promising young novelist who goes deep into writing as if holding her breath and diving, composes sentence after sentence, drains out of the text exhaustively, and falls asleep late. Jay has just finished her second novel and comes out of the room, and Geonwoo (starring Lee Hanju), who lives with her, prepares breakfast; a slightly different scene unfolds. Geonwoo is a warm companion who cooks for her and supports her creative work. Novelist Jay and a teacher at an English academy Geonwoo respect and care for each other more because they are working in different fields. The balance between the two begins to crumble due to Jay's unexpected pregnancy. Geonwoo wants to keep the child, but Jay refuses to give birth. as she thinks about her seniors who disappeared along with the pregnancy. She also doesn't stop drinking. Birth is a report by director Yoo Ji-young, known for Duck Town (2017), which explores the inverse proportion between women's creative careers and childbirth. The film sensitively depicts pregnancy, the most complicated problem for women, from physical changes caused by pregnancy to sharp public interference and anxiety felt only by women who seem to have to show their abilities invariably. Birth won the Proxima Grand Prix at the 57th Karlovy Vary IFF. [BAE Dongmi]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
231 2023-08-26 | 19:30 - 22:06 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 4 GV
404 2023-08-28 | 12:30 - 15:06 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 4

Director

  • YOO Ji-young

    Director Yoo Ji-young debuted with a short film, Confession (2011), which garnered the Best Short and the Best Director awards at the SIWFF and the JEONJU IFF, respectively. Yoo introduced her first feature film Duck Town (2016) at a later JEONJU IFF. In 2018, she directed the first episode of Cinema with You (2018), an omnibus film that opened the 2018 Seoul IFF.

     

     

     

Credit

  • Producer권현준 KWON Hyun-jun
  • Cast 한해인, 이한주, 오만석, 최희진, 박미현 HAN Hae-in, LEE Hanju, OH Manseok, CHOI HeeJin, PARK Mihyun
  • Screenwriter 유지영 YOO Ji-young
  • Cinematographer 김보라 KIM Bo-ra
  • Editor 유지영, 김보라 YOO Ji-young, KIM Bo-ra
  • Production Design 한주예슬 HANJU Yea-seul 

CONTACT

D.O. CINEMA | Tony HAN  | docinema.kr@gmail.com