Not a very cheery film for the latest in the Women on Screen series, but Lee Man-hee is one of the greats.
Lee Man-hee: Homebound (귀로, 1967)
Screening: 20 June at the KCC, 7pm
Runtime: 91 mins
Paralyzed from the waist down due to injuries from fighting in the Korean War, Coe is sexually disabled. He becomes a novelist and uses his own marital relationship as the motif in a novel that is serialised in a newspaper. He is tortured by the feeling of shame that for 14 years of marriage he has not been able to fulfill his duties as a husband. In front of him, his wife insists that being with him is her choice, but her impassiveness puts him in deeper despair.