Han Gong-ju

Directed by Lee Su-jin

Sun December 12, 2021
6:45 PM

Credits  

Honors

Grand Prize, Marrakech International Film Festival 2013

Hivos Tiger Award, Rotterdam International Film Festival 2013

Citizen Reviewer’s Award, CGV Movie Collage Award, Busan International Film Festival 2013

Jury Prize, Critic’s Prize, Audience Award, Deauville Asian Film Festival 2014

Cast

Chun Woo-hee, Jung In-sun, Kim So-young

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Finecut

South Korea 2013 112 mins OV Korean Subtitles : English
Genre Drama

Freshly transferred to a new school, Han Gong-ju is rejected by all the adults around her, as if she had committed an unforgivable act. Is she guilty or a victim? The revelations will leave you speechless. HAN GONG-JU, the masterful debut from Lee Su-jin (recipient of the Cheval Noir Award for Best Film at Fantasia 2019 for IDOL), made such an impact on audiences at its Canadian premiere in 2014 that it won the Silver Audience Award for Best Asian Film, beating out several festival classics. Actress Chun Woo-hee's (THE WAILING, IDOL) staggering performance had a lot to do with it, but it's Lee's sensitive and hard-hitting script that slams the gut and forces reflection on issues that are as relevant today, if not more so. When a film giant of the calibre of Martin Scorsese praises a film without reservation and gives it the Grand Prix as President of the Jury in Marrakech, we know we are dealing with a must-see that will stay with us for a long time.

Showings

Sun December 12, 2021
6:45 PM