I Don’t Fire Myself / 나는 나를 해고하지 않는다
27.10.2021, 18:00, Online
South Korea, 2020, 111 min., OV with English subtitles, (Korea) FSK: 12+
Jeong-eun (YOO Da-in) works as a technical administrator in a company that is heavily discriminatory against women. She is dispatched to a sub-contractor to work there for a year. Despite her colleagues pressuring her to resign, Jeong-eun still gives her best to fit in and endures all comments made against her until she can return to the headquarters. The conditions at the new company are challenging, and Jeong-eun struggles with discrimination. Even though she starts to form a bond with her colleagues, the question remains: will her situation improve?
After more than 10 years, LEE Tae-gyeom returns as a director with the film I Don’t Fire Myself. In his film, LEE addresses discrimination against women in a male-dominated working world.
Screenplay: LEE Tae-gyeom
Cast: YOO Da-in, OH Jeong-se, PARK Ji-hong, WON Tae-hee, LEE Joo-won, CHOI Ja-hye, AHN Yong-joon, KANG Jun-seok
AWARDS & INVITATIONS (Selection):
Fajir Film Festival 2021 Eastern Vista – Best Actress: YOO Da-In
8th Wildflower Film Awards 2021 – Best Actor: Oh Jeong-se (Nominated)
Jeonju Film Festival 2020 – Best Acting Award: OH Jung-Se
New York Asian Film Festival (2021), Jeju’s Women Film Festival (2020), Women’s Film Festival in Gwangju (2020), International Peace Film Festival (2020)
Jeonju Film Festival 2020 “Grand Prize”: LEE Tae-gyeom (Nominated)