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Lee Hyun-ju’s Our Love Story screens at BFI Flare

Coming up this week at BFI Flare, London’s LGBT film festival. It is expected that the director will make an appearance at one of the screenings.

Our Love Story (연애담)

Director Lee Hyun-ju (2016)
Producer Kim Bo-ra
With Lee Sang-hee, Ryu Sun-young
South Korea 99min

Friday 17 March 2017 14:00 NFT3 Buy tickets
Saturday 18 March 2017 16:00 NFT2 sold out

Talented artist Yoon-Ju falls in love for the first time in this moving and deliberate debut feature.

Our Love Story

Talented artist Yoon-ju is gathering material from a junkyard for her graduate exhibition when she first glimpses Ji-soo. Perhaps not the most romantic place to meet, but there’s something about Ji-soo that intrigues her. When they next bump into each other, Yoon-ju is powerless to resist the confident charms of the younger woman. In love for the first time and thrilled by the feeling, Yoon-ju begins to neglect her artwork. But her lover is holding something back from their relationship and that first rush of infatuation really begins to fade when Yoon-ju realises that Ji-soo’s life away from the city isn’t as free as she imagined. A majestic, slow-burning debut by Hyun-ju Lee, Our Love Story perfectly captures the nuances of a love affair. Told from the perspective of the taciturn Yoon-ju, it’s a beautifully understated performance by Sang-hee Lee.

Emma Smart

Our Love Story is presented in partnership with the Korean Cultural Centre UK.


2 thoughts on “Lee Hyun-ju’s Our Love Story screens at BFI Flare

  1. A marvellous film, I thought. I enjoyed it much more than A Quiet Dream, which I found rather inconsequential.

  2. I wish I had been able to get to see it – too often the screening times at London film festivals are not geared towards my way of life.

    A Quiet Dream – I agree. A very pleasant way to spend 101 minutes, but nothing to write home about.

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