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Gull

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Director_ KIM Mijo
 
Korea 2020 75min DCP color feature Fiction 15
Review

Obok, a market vendor in Seoul, is conflicted due to the redevelopment project. On the day of the meeting of her eldest daughter’s husband-to-be family, she has an incident. After a pleasant drink, she was sexually assaulted by Gitaek, fellow vendor and chairman of Redevelopment Committee. Obok tries to live her life as if nothing had happened, but she has trouble repressing her fulminating anger. Eventually, she confesses to her eldest daughter and reports Gitaek to the police. But for Obok, justice is too far from her. As soon as the charges go through, Gitaek throws a tantrum and asks for evidence. The other vendors, once friends with her, also defend Gitaek in case they will have problem receiving compensation. Even her daughter, who is stressed with her wedding day soon approaching, blames her mother. Gull depicts the process of a marginalized middle-aged woman living under pressure obtaining her rights and protecting her dignity through a lonely fight. It is very impressive to see Obok defeating the prejudices of the world and defending herself as she constantly ‘reflects on herself.’ Moreover, the performance by actor JEONG Aehwa, a familiar face who plays many minor roles, makes the film more touching. [MOON Seok]

CREDIT
  • DirectorKIM Mijo
  • ProducerJEONG Younghwan
  • ScriptKIM Mijo
  • CinematographySO Seongseop
  • Production DesignCHOI Seongyoung, HEO Haemin
  • MusicKIM Mijo
  • EditorKIM Mijo
  • SoundKIM Sihyun
CastJEONG Aehwa, LEE Jangyou, KIM Byungchoon, KO Seoheui
FILM SOURCE
Dankook Graduate School of Cinematic Content (DGC) / Tiger Cinema │ gull_2019@naver.com
DIRECTOR
KIM Mijo
 
Born in Jeonju. She has directed 5 short films, including Tongue (2017) and Disgusting Family (2019). She directed the first feature film Gull.
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