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"The film festival pays attention to each film with a unique view and the direction and depth of the view. A total of 414 pieces with a wider range of themes and questions from home and abroad have been submitted to the film festival this year. 33 pieces among those chosen by the panel of judges will be shown. We appreciate you all submitting your films to the film festival from the bottom of our hearts and look forward to new films with themes on facing the daily reality of violence against women and dwelling upon women’s rights in the competition again next year. "
On the Adirondack Road, three woman share an intimate testimony of their love of riding a bike.
During her night shift at the remote gas station, a female clerk agrees to help a man whose car broke down. While they both attempt to repair the vehicle, the driver’s intentions leave the young woman uncertain. In the middle of the deserted parking lot, an air of apprehension fills the night as the events of the evening unfold.
A prospective writer and housewife, “Mommy” is struggling to balance housework and her dream of being an artist. One day, she was worn out from her exhausting everyday life and then fells asleep with a deep sense of hopelessness. After waking up, she realized transforming into a gigantic moth herself. And she looks back to the reality holding on her.
Yong, a TV producer, is ordered by his boss to blur the nipples of a celebrity who wasn't wearing a bra.
In a shanty village located next to the US military base in Uijungbu, lives a former US military comfort woman Park Insun. Living in the village for more than 40 years, Insun feels uneasy after the news announcement of the demolition plan of the military base. One winter night, Insun discovers the death of her colleague and follows her silent funeral. She is soon spotted by the Death Messengers who came to investigate the wandering ghosts and take them to the afterlife. While the Death Messengers try to make up stories for the ghosts, Insun decides to make her own story to fight back her extinction.
Ye-rim, who goes to the Korea Kendo, can't hit person.The progress is falling behind. She wants to hit a person.
Soonyoung had been nursing and living with her aged parents all by herself. After her parents pass away one after the other, Soonyoung has no place to call home anymore. As soon as the funeral is over, the other family members are eager to claim their shares and overlook Soonyoung's contribution or predicament. Soonyoung gets a job at a small store to make a living, but it is a struggle.
Having no where to go, Soojeong needs money today.
In the hot summer, Go-Jeong sits at her desk and writes a scenario while sweating.There are scenarios that don't work out for a long time.Then, somewhere, Lee Dong-eun appears. Dong-eun is the main character in Go-Jeong's scenario.Dong-eun, who does not like the story of Go-Jeong, and GoJ-eong, who cannot understand for Dong-eun, are childishly opposed.
Trapped in a room and suffering from unknown noise and horror, I meet and talk with “GoYuHan Sun” and “Violet J”, a person with a mental disorder who is suffering from the same thing as me. The two were swimming in this world at their own pace and method. Our stories, which were drifting with each note, meet each other and are completed with a single melody.
Yoon-ah (30, female), a single mother who has not been working for seven years, is scheduled to visit the company with her daughter A-yoon (8, female) and have an interview with a construction company. Yoona's interview time is 3 p.m. Yoona, who arrived at her office 30 minutes ago, has to submit a housing model and interview her, and there are a series of nightmare incidents.
KIM Soonak was a survivor of Japanese military sexual slavery. After the war, she engaged in prostitution, US camptown sex trade, and also worked as a maid. Weaving interviews of activists, archive footage, animation, and the recital of testimonies, the film reconstructs the life stories of the late KIM Soonak.
Emi is one of those faces that will not leave you indifferent. Tattooed in her entirety, the artist with multiple features tells her story through her skin. Autodidact of graffiti, of music coming out of the belly - the very one who inspired her to become doula - and also trained in the school of contemporary dance; her adaptive life is a series of performances. From the cold rock to the intensity of the dark, from Indonesia to Ardèche in France, Emi is rewriting the cartography of her story of wandering. There, somewhere on her memorial canvas, the need for a person has retained a place for another one.
Ji Eun has come home for the second year anniversary of her sister’s death. She has given up her dream of becoming a webcomic artist, but people around her aren’t aware of this. Ji Eun attends an audio describer seminar from a friend’s recommendation, and from there she meets a blind girl, Hye Jin. As Ji Eun has to describe movie scenes to Hye Jin, she stutters at first, but begins to describe the scenes.
School police officer Jae-Yeon get on the phone from an anonymous girl. And the girl on the phone is just screaming out and get off the phone. The day after day, she realized that the girl was disappeared. She goes to the girl’s school to find out what happened to the girl.
In Jeju Island, considered the Hawaii of Korea, an incident surnamed "April 3" killed about 1 in 10 people, under control of the U.S. military government, shortly after liberation from Japanese colonial rule. In this film, the children who survived the massacre 70 years ago testify.
"Kill both good Koreans and bad Koreans." Japanese hate speech is aggressive and discriminatory. Lee Sin-hae(2.5th generation Korean-Japanese, Journalist) from Osaka filed a civil lawsuit against a hate speech group for the first time in Japan. Even though Lee Sin-hae is over four and a half years long and difficult trial, she always wears hanbok and goes to court like a fashion show. The story of the 'How to cross hate and discrimination' of the Zainichi women fighting with her.
“She is the White Horse. Born in 1930, unborn in 1990, and born again in 2050. She returns, undead, every 60 years.” The film revolves around Jeon’s struggle to embody the White Horse, a Chinese zodiac sign which occurs every 60-year cycle in South Korea. With the abortion debate’s entanglement with misogynic myths and the introduction of modern technologies, an untold history resurfaces in the present, and re-orients us towards the future. Korean and future perfect tense in English, are weaved together to contemplate ruptures, repetition of time, and violence against women.
Haeyoung visits her daughter's school to deal with the bullying problem. She is baffled by Jisun, the bully's mother, who seems brazen and shameless. But Haeyoung desperately needs to get a written statement from the bully to prove her daughter's sufferings
When my daughter, Jihoo, was 1 year old, I took her to a doctor and heard something unexpected. "She might have cerebral palsy"Now that she is seven years old, she still walks on her toes. This film is a self-reflection story of a person, as she tries to dig into the waves of honest and sometimes intolerable feelings brought by her daughter's toe walking.
Eun-Sook, a cleaning lady at department store, enjoys a nameless classical music played in the restroom.
Seo-young, a child next door, visits Eugene's house, which is in self-isolation.