Women Who Dared: Focus on Korean Women Filmmakers

Women Who Dared: Focus on Korean Women Filmmakers

Forever the Moment, Dir. YIM Soon-rye
Forever the Moment, Dir. YIM Soon-rye

The Yeonghwa Film Club at the Korean Cultural Centre India turns the spotlight on women filmmakers from Korea this month. It opens with a series of films, exploring not just the images of women on-screen but celebrating their presence behind the camera. The selection of films celebrates the complexity of women’s lives, exploding myths and shaking up perceptions about the kinds of stories women tell about themselves. Locating gender in the space of production, the series look at the diverse cinematic languages employed by women film directors from Korea. A detailed synopsis of the film being showcased is attached.

 
6:30 pm- Film Screening: Forever the Moment
Dir. YIM Soon-rye|2008 min|124 min|
Three veteran players – Mi-Sook, Hye-Kyung, and Jung-Ran –are brought in to revive the Korean women’s handball team, which has the worst record out of all the previous national teams. When the dysfunctional group of over-the-hill players and surly teens qualifies for the Olympics, each member must discover their own fighting spirit –both on and off the court. Based on the achievements of the South Korean women’s handball team at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics, Forever the Moment is director Yim’s first commercially funded film.
 

This programme falls under our AsiaLens series which brings together voices from across Asia as they express themselves through the visual and performing arts, presenting a vibrant and nuanced view of modern Asia. Previous events under this series include a discussion on Art and Feminism and a contemporary dance performance by KENTARO!!.

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