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No Heaven, But Love.

트레일러 재생

HAN Jay

  • South Korea
  • 2023
  • 112 min
  • 15 +
  • DCP
  • color

SYNOPSIS

Set in 1999, the era of apocalypse when violence was rampant, the film tells the story of the intense love and friendship of girls when nothing was easy. 

PROGRAM NOTE

For high school taekwondo player Jooyoung, the summer is bittersweet and glorious. Everything that happens in her “Jeongsang (normal)” high school taekwondo team is so abnormal that she wishes the world would end as rumored. However, after she falls in love with Yeji, she can’t stop dreaming of eternity. For her, the world splits in two: one is stained with violence and corruption, the other with excitement and fondness. The film focuses on high school girls who experience both worlds simultaneously, colorfully recreating the era with props like pagers, payphones, and old K-pop. They witness the injustice of a system that creates hierarchies and justifies violence based on age, gender, and position. So they decide to fight against all of these, fueled by love and friendship. The film sheds light on marginalized youth and tells about episode redolent of the #MeToo movement in athletics while questioning the role of adults. But there are not just mean and stupid adults around the protagonists but also others who can see their limitations, agonize, and accept others’ feelings as they are. Thanks to them, the girls are encouraged to pursue their desired paths instead of being overwhelmed by the rigid gaze that discriminates between the normal and the abnormal. Because the path helps them to choose present love rather than future heaven, the film pulls out some shining moments in the end. [CHA Hanbi]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
204 2023-08-26 | 10:30 - 12:22 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 4 GV

Director

  • HAN Jay

    Han Jay majored in Scenario at Dankook University Graduate School of Film Contents in 2018. She debuted with an independent feature film, Take Me Home (2020). No Heaven, But Love. is her second feature film.

     

Credit

  • Producer한제이, 나예은 HAN Jay, NA Ye-eun
  • Cast 박수연, 이유미, 신기환, 김현목 PARK Soo-yeon, LEE You-mi, SHIN Gihwan, KIM Hyun-mok
  • Screenwriter 김지영, 한제이 KIM Ji-young, HAN Jay
  • Cinematographer 전상진 JEON Sang-jin
  • Editor 박세영 PARK Se-young
  • Sound 고아영 KO A-young
  • Production Design LAM LAID

CONTACT

HAN Jay | dieno_p@daum.net