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A Distant Place screens at BFI Flare

BFI Flare – the London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival – hosts two screenings of A Distant Place by director / screenwriter Park Kun-young, describing the movie as “intimate and sumptuously shot family drama”. The movie will also be available online via BFI Player for the entire duration of the festival (from 16 to 27 March).

A Distant Place (정말 먼 곳) screens at BFI Flare

Dir: Park Kun-young (2020, 119min)
Cast: Kang Gil-woo, Hong Kyung, Lee Sang-hee
Date: Sunday 20 March - Tuesday 22 March 2022
BFI Southbank | Belvedere Road | South Bank | London SE1 8XT |

Tickets: £9 | Online option also available |
Screenings Sunday 20 March 2022 15:30 | Tuesday 22 March 2022 15:40 | online 16-27 March
still from A Distant Place: a woolly sheep in a misty forest

Jin-Woo lives a deliberately quiet life in rural Korea, working as a shepherd and looking after his young niece Seol. Though Seol is approaching school age, Jin-Woo keeps their contact with the outside world to a minimum, save for the family that employs him. But everything changes when his college boyfriend Hyeon-min and estranged sister Eun-yeong Jin-Woo visit him. While Hyeon-min offers him a second chance at love, his sister’s return threatens to take away the most important part of his life – Seol. Directed with great precision and empathy by PARK Kun-young, A Distant Place is an engrossing portrait of the sacrifices we make for family.

Grace Barber-Plentie

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