10/29/2023, 8:00 p.m. Eldorado
South Korea, 2022, 108 Min, Original version with English subtitles, (Korean) FSK: 12
Project K Selection: Encounters and Relations
Directed by: SHIN Su-won
Written by: SHIN Su-won
Starring: LEE Jung-eun, KWON Hae-kyo, TANG Joon-sang, LEE Joo-sil, KIM Ho-jung
Asia Pacific Screen Awards (2022) – Beste Hauptdarstellerin
Grand Bell Awards (2022) – Daejong Vision Award
London Asian Film Festival (2022) – Beste Hauptdarstellerin
Seoul International Women’s Film Festival (2022) – Park Nam-ok Award
Women in Korea Festival (2022) – Female Filmmaker of the Year, Beste Hauptdarstellerin
Director KIM Ji-wan (LEE Jung-eun) is in a crisis: none of her films have been particularly successful, and her newest feature is a box-office flop as well. As she questions whether or not she can afford to keep making movies, she receives the offer to work on restoring the film A Woman Judge by director HONG Eun-won, one of the first female directors in the film history of South Korea. During the restoration process it soon becomes obvious that parts of the film are missing. While searching for these parts, Ji-wan learns more about Eun-won’s life, as well as the history of female labor in the South Korean film industry.
SHIN Su-won worked as a teacher before beginning her career as a director at 42 years old. Her film Madonna (2015) was part of the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival. Hommage is her sixth feature film.