Chaeyoung, who has lived with an eating disorder for 15 years, leaves behind the goal of full recovery and searches for a way to embrace her condition. Sangok, Chaeyoung's mother, who still has not found the cause of her daughter's anorexia, grapples with her past to find the origin of the mother-daughter relationship.
The film is a second feature documentary by Kim Boram, who has been moving between documentary and fiction, focusing on states of the body and mind and dynamics and history of relationships in films, including For Vagina’s Sake (2017) and A Silent Night (2020). “Why are so many Korean women in their teens and twenties suffering from eating disorders?” As the director searches for cases of young and sick women to answer this question, she intuits that it’s not just a ‘problem’ of one of them but has a broader social context. A Table for Two tells about Chaeyoung, who has been suffering from an eating disorder since she was thirteen, and her mother, Sangok, traces the reasons for the women’s physical and emotional pain. At the same time, it’s an examination of the mother-daughter relationship and a fierce struggle record with the existential questions faced by the two. They had to deal with the hard time because they are mother and daughter, but it took them a decade to finally meet what they couldn’t digest. Surprisingly, the camera is there for these intimate moments, and its close and watchful presence adds to the density and purity of the film. [JEONG Jihye]
|2023-08-26 | 13:00 - 14:30
|MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 3
|2023-08-29 | 16:00 - 17:30
|MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 6
Studied literature in college. Her documentary debut, For Vagina's Sake (2017), won the New Perspective Award at the 2017 Seoul Independent Film Festival(SIFF) and the Dandelion Award at the 2019 Wildflower Film Awards Korea. Her film, A Silent Night (2020), won the Grand Prize for Junior Director at 2022 Seoul Intl. Senior Film Festival, and was screened at Daegu Independent Film Festival, SIFF, and etc.
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