The first LKFF Teaser screening of the year:
Kim Ji-young: Born 1982 (82년생 김지영)
+ Introduction by Sarah Shin
Dir: Kim Do-young (2019, 118 mins)
Cast: Jung Yu-mi, Gong Yoo
Tuesday 12 May 2020, 18:15
Barbican Cinema 2 | Beech Street | London EC2Y 8DS
Tickets £12 | Buy tickets
Based on Cho Nam-joo’s landmark novel out now in the UK, KCCUK and Barbican present Kim Ji-young, Born 1982
KIM Ji-young is an ordinary Korean woman in her 30s, struggling to cope as a full-time mum and housewife. Although being married to the man she loves and raising a baby girl have proved to be more challenging than expected, Ji-young believes she is utterly content.
However, her husband, Dae-hyeon is worried about her. He turns to a psychiatrist as life appears to hit Ji-young harder than she realises, exhibiting behaviour similar to her mother, as well as her best friend who died while giving birth, and her late grandmother.
The riveting drama Kim Ji-young, Born 1982 raises questions about the societal role of modern women that have proved to be relevant across cultural boundaries.