As a festering bedsore on the suffering mother’s body opens old family wounds and grievances, Shim Hyejung’s strong debut feature makes us also think about the issues around the ethics of care for the elderly and the disabled, and the responsibilities we have as members of families and wider social networks. (AO)

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Shim Hyejung.

Director: Shim Hyejung

Writer: Shim Hyejung

Producer: Kim Suntae

Cast: Kim Jonggu, Kang Aesim, Jeon Gukhyang, Kim Doyoung

Rights Holder: Shim Hyejung

Drama / 2019 / 110 min / CERT. 15 / Colour / DCP


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