Middle-aged writer Bo-young finds herself in crisis: she’s creatively blocked; her ex-husband has remarried; and her daughter is the only one who’s around to provide her something resembling emotional support. She makes for the provinces to attend a weekend workshop, and while there meets another woman whose life story sounds eerily familiar. The two spend the night in a hotel room drinking, smoking, and talking, finally giving voice to their repressed desires, their disappointments, and anecdotes they’ve never shared with anyone else. Lee Suk-gyeong’s feature debut is a casual yet emotionally profound work on the social roles we play that prevent us from being ourselves.
Playing as part of our Angela Schanelec retrospective (Feb. 7-13), leading to the opening of I Was at Home, But… on Feb. 14. See 3+ films during the retrospective and save!