• Dir: Lee Chang-dong

  • South Korea, 2002, Korean, 133mins, DCP

  • Cast: Sol Kyung-gu, Moon So-ri

Fresh out of prison, an ex-con with mild intellectual disability unexpectedly falls in love with a young woman afflicted with cerebral palsy: the daughter of the fatal victim of a hit-and-run accident he just served jail time for. Featuring fearless performances from its leads, Lee Chang-dong’s daring romance alternates between a meticulously crafted social reality and magical moments of fantasy in the manner of a fairy tale filmed as documentary. Characteristically, Lee directs a sympathetic gaze towards society’s marginalised, while his sexually frank love story does not shy away from controversy (the couple’s relationship begins inauspiciously with a failed attempt at rape).

Venice Film Festival: Silver Lion for Best Director, FIPRESCI Prize

8/12 (Fri) Speaker: Dr. Derek Lam (Lecturer in Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong)


In-theatre Screening

  • Full House2023-12-08 (Fri)
    Full House2023-12-17 (Sun)