‘Poetry on Land’ by the Grandmother Landscape Architect Director JUNG Dawoon
Jeong Young-seon is South Korea’s first female landscape architect and a grandmother with a strong Gyeongsang Province accent. In South Korea, where they’re notoriously known for sprawling development, she has been sketching to reconnect nature and human beings, from the creeks of Han River to Seonyudo Park, from Paju Book City to Jeju Island. To pass on a better environment to her loving grandchildren’s generation, she works tirelessly every day from her front yard to the grave, as if writing a poem on the land.
A long night Screenwriter HEO Ji Eun, Screenwriter LEE Kyoungho
What is the survivor children’s life being like while growing up? As a child, Soo-jin survived domestic child abuse, was raised in a child protection center, and now works a social worker at a similar center. When she is told that her mother who tried to kill her is now released from jail and wants to meet her, Soo-jin is torn between her mother and her sister who insists on meeting their mother, causing her long lost nightmare to reemerge.
Life Unrehearsed Director BANPARK Jieun, Producer KIM Dahyoung
30 years ago, Su-hyeon met In-seon for the first time at a meeting for Korean nurses in Germany and handed her a flower. In-Seon, although a married woman, does not hide her feelings toward Su-hyeon either. They begin living together in Berlin and thirty years has passed. It is these two women’s love story which goes beyond boundaries.
Last Mission Screenwriter/Director LEE Ho Kyong
Mi-yeong was once a legendary special agent, a.k.a. Perfect Cha Mi-yeong. When she fell in love with Lim Dong-cheol, the North Korean agent, she had to change all her appearance and live under pretense. After twenty years, as the owner of an indoor rifle shooting range, her life looks seemingly ordinary. However, when Dong-cheol and her daughter Sa-im is kidnapped in China, Mi-yeong and Dong-cheol decide to rescue their daughter on themselves. Can their last inter-Korean mission to rescue their daughter succeed?
For the girl Screenwriter/Director KIM Dasom
In the summer when the sun sets orange-red, seventeen-year-old Hyun-jae decides to abandon her family. She embarks on a journey to escape from her father’s violence and to be embraced by Hae-in who is looking for her missing daughter. Can her twisted dream come true?
Fly High Director HONG Jae-hee
A group of women of various generations gather. They do not have anything in common, except for the fact that they are all survivors of domestic violence. Each of them are still fearlessly fighting the memories and scars of past violence. It is marvelous to witness how they dance and sing together, healing their wounds, empathizing with each other, and recovering their confidence.
Your Neighbors Director KANGYU Garam, Producer KIM Hwa-beom
A lesbian couple, Seon-woo and Seo-hyeong just moved into their dream apartment. While trying to figure out what the odor coming from downstairs is, they got involved in a serial murder case, disguised as a “common” case of dying alone. Seon-woo, a detective novelist, tries to solve the event as if she herself were a detective and Seo-hyeong, a former police officer, joins this chaotic incident.
Becoming an Activist Director PARK Marisol
My mother Lee Yun-jeong, someone who has been just a mother, a wife, and a deacon at her church, suddenly became an unlikely activist at a civil organization. She struggles with phone conversations in English, spreadsheet programs, and computers. I, who is more cold-headed and pessimistic than Yun-jeong, was wondering why she persists on even though she knows it won’t work out. Can my mother continue to be an activist?
Lonely little life Director KIM Jihyun
A lesbian couple is about to divorce. Their daughters cannot decide with which mother they would live with and try to stop their divorce. Can they stop the dissolution of their family?
Queer CAN Dance Director LEE Jiyoon, Producer Nungcool
QcanD, a dance team composed of lesbians and genderqueer people in their 30s and 40s, will rock you! The members of QcanD are confident and courageous, but it is not easy to be on stage revealing their faces in a homophobic social atmosphere. Yet, they take their dance steps between their daily life and the stage. Despite fear and frustration, can we keep dancing together?