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The First Lap

DIRECTOR KIM Dae-hwan Jeonju Cinema ProjectWorld Premiere
Nation Korea 2017101minDCPcolor Fiction
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Overview

Soo-hyun and Ji-young, a young couple, are in the sixth year of their cohabitation in Seoul. After Ji-young tells that her periods stopped, Soo-hyun decides to face his families whom he´s been trying to shun.

Program Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
202 2017. 04. 29 10:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 4
KE12GV
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417 2017. 05. 01 14:00 CGV Jeonjugosa 4
KE12GV
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634 2017. 05. 03 15:00 Jeonju Cinema Town 7
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  • Review

    The First Lap is the second feature by Kim Dae-hwan who showed his potential with End of Winter(2014). Soo-hyun and Ji-young, both contract emplyees, have dated and lived together for six years. When Ji-young shows signs of pregnancy, they visit their parents. The happy family meal at Ji-young’s home ends somewhat coldly. They visit Soo-hyun’s home to celebrate his father’s 60th birthday, but the accumulated bitter feelings ruin it. Like his previous work, Kim focuses on family. The paradox of a family, which is hard to ignore or embrace, continues. The conflict between the families and generations isn’t solved until the end. At the end of a tough journey, however, the family shows a potential to be renewed. To go deep inside the characters, Kim holds the time: each scene is a single shot. It allows us to read between the lines in the flow of time. [JANG Byungwon]

  • Credit

    Director KIM Dae-hwan
    Screenplay KIM Daehwan, JANG Woojin
    Producer JANG Woojin
    Cinematography SON Jinyong
    Art Director JEONG Boram
    Editor KIM Daehwan
    Music MO Seongmin
    Cast JO Hyeoncheol, KIM Saebyeok, KI Jubong, KIL Hyeyeon

Director

KIM Dae-hwan

Born in 1985, studied film at Dankook University. His debut feature, End of Winter(2014) was awarded New Currents Prize at Busan International Film Festival in 2014. In the following year, the same film was invited to Forum Section of Berlin International Film Festival and won the Best Actress Award at the Sakhalin Film Festival. The First Lap is KIM Dae-hwan's second feature and also the second piece of his 'Family Trilogy'.