One of my favourite films of 2018 gets another London screening this month in the Barbican.
Well worth a second viewing.
Little Forest – Chronic Youth Film Festival 2019
Dir Yim Soon-rye (2018, 103 min)
With Kim Tae-ri, Ryu Jun-yeol, Jin Ki-joo, Moon So-ri
24 Mar 2019, 16:00, Barbican Cinema 3 | Book tickets
Korean New Wave director Yim Soon-rye’s Little Forest follows Hye-won (Kim Tae-ri, The Handmaiden) as she deals with the stagnation of millennial post-graduate life.
Recently graduated from university, Hye-won (Kim Tae-ri) is disillusioned by her life in Seoul – she works a dead-end job and eats terrible food.
After returning to her hometown, in countryside South Korea, she plunges into a journey of self-discovery by rekindling old friendships and cooking up a storm.
Yim Soon-rye’s tasty slice of feel-good realism celebrates the restorative ability of food to evoke feelings of tenderness and home, and the power of everyday perseverance within oneself.
Based on the slice-of-life manga Ritoru Foresuto by Daisuke Igarashi, Yim Soon-rye uses a colourful and vivid lens to depict the universal toil of finding your way in life.