Presented by Nongshim,Les Studios Ivalys

Canadian Premiere
Selection 2024


Directed by Damin Kim


Official selection

Aurora Media Award, Busan International Film Festival 2023


Kim Da-min


Kim Da-min


Kim Hie-won, Park Hyo-joo, Park Na-eun


Finecut Co., Ltd.

South Korea 2023 90 mins OV Korean Subtitles : English
Genre ComedyFantasy

It’s no secret that kids don’t like school. Tests and homework are truly the worst nightmare for young students, especially the ones in private education. Dong-chun has it worse. Despite only being in elementary school, her mother also makes her attend various after-school programs, which constantly adds nothing but pressure and stress to her life. She’s not even allowed to have wi-fi and games on her cellphone! During a school trip, she comes across a bottle of the Korean rice wine called makgeolli, and decides to take it home. However, it's somehow able to communicate with her through bubbling sounds that strangely resemble the Morse Code. She eventually forms a bond with the makgeolli, while keeping it a secret from her family and friends. Filled with lots of curiosity, she goes on a journey of self-discovery to figure out what she wants to do with her life.

A heartwarming and touching coming-of-age story with an interesting sci-fi element, FAQ is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and make you want to reconnect with your inner child. Director Kim Da-min’s debut feature is a movie that anybody and everybody can simply enjoy and connect with. Young lead actor Park Na-eun is so likeable as Dong-chun, bringing a unique sense of wonder to her performance. She just wants to be a kid again, and you really do feel for her. You’ll be glad this film exists as a way to remind us all that it’s okay to take one step at a time and just rely on our imagination. – Steven Lee