The Hill of Secrets / 비밀의 언덕
Sun. 23.10.2022, 16:30, CineStar
South Korea 2022, 122 Min, OmeU, (Korean)FSK: 0
Twelve-year-old Myung-eun (MOON Seung-a) is a model student. She is popular, has good grades and is even elected class president. But when she has to introduce her parents at school one day, she is faced with a problem: her parents are not like the parents of the other children. Her mother (JANG Sun) is stingy and works all day. Her father (KANG Gil-woo), on the other hand, works too little and has no ambitions. In order to avoid embarrassment in front of the class and her teacher, she invents a new family that suits her expectations better. However, due to the arrival of a new classmate (JANG Jae-hee) she must reconsider her lies.
The Hill of Secrets is the feature film debut of director LEE Ji-eun. The touching family story was an insider tip at this year’s Berlinale.
Director: LEE Ji-eun
Screenwriter: LEE Ji-eun
Cast: MOON Seung-a, JANG Sun, LIM Sun-woo, KANG Gil-woo, LEE Dong-chan, KWAK Jin-moo, JANG Jae-hee, MOON Seo-hyeon, CHOI Hyun-jin
Berlin International Film Festival (2022) – Generation Kplus
PyeongChang International Peace Film Festival (2022)
ZLIN Film Festival – International Film Festival for Children and Youth (2022) – Festival Laurels from around the World
Jeonju International Film Festival: JIFF (2022)