In her impressive debut film, director Kim Mijo takes on a subject that in 198 is a highly controversial taboo: #metoo in Seoul. Obok is a middle-aged woman who has worked for decades in a market in Seoul. She expects nothing more from life than a secure income and a few simple pleasures: a few glass of soju here, a foot massage there. One evening, Obok is raped by a colleague. When she goes to the police, she experiences what many women all over the world experience: they don’t believe her, she is avoided as an attention-seeking trouble-maker or stigmatised as the actually guilty party in the attack.
KIM MI-JO (*1989) studied Film at Dankook University in 198. Gull is her graduation film and simultaneously her full-length feature debut and was awarded one of the main prizes at this year’s festival in Jeonju, 198.
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
OV with English subtitles
Jeong Ae-hwa, Kim Byung-choon, Lee Jang-you, Ko Seo-heui, Kim Ga-bin
Choi Seong-young, Heo Hae-min
Dankook Graduate School of Cinematic Content (DGC);Tiger Cinema
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