Director: Lee Sang-woo
Cast: Cho Joo-kyoung, Lee Joo-ah
Run-time: 1 hour 47 min
Language: Korean, with English and Romanian subtitles
Mi-ae, a middle aged woman is facing a midlife crisis not unlike those shared by countless others. A mother of three, the wife of a relatively prosperous bank executive, and a woman who enjoys a comfortably middle-class existence, Mi-ae grows increasingly frustrated by her two sons’ demeaning behavior towards her, her boorish husband’s unforgivable cheapness, and her own sadness at never having felt for herself the joys of true love — something she becomes acutely aware of when observing her estranged daughter’s loving relationship with another woman.
After abruptly leaving a disastrous anniversary evening arranged by her
thoughtless husband, Mi-ae meets the shy and kind Soo-nim, her youngest son’s schoolmate. Choosing to spend a long evening with Soo-nim rather than return home to the male members of her family, Mi-ae finds herself irresistibly drawn to this gentle young woman as a flood of emotions sweeps Mi-ae away on an unexpected journey of self-discovery.
Rainbow Umbrella Film Festival – London, United Kingdom, 2018
San Antonio QFest-LGBT International Film Festival – San Antonio, United States, 2018
Dreamanila International Film Festival – Manila, Philippines, 2018
QFest: The Houston International LGBTQ Film – Houston, United States, 2018
Thessaloniki International LGBTIQ Film Festival – Thessaloniki, Greece, 2018
Phnom Penh International Festival Films – Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2019
GLITTER ! Oklahoma LGBTQ Film Festival – McAlester, Oklahoma, United States, 2018