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
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.