IFI & EAFFI 2020: THE HOUSE OF US

YOON GA-EUN

WOORI-JIP

During her fifth-grade summer break, Hana (Kim Na-Yeon) befriends two younger girls, Yoo-Mi (Kim Si-Ah) and her little sister Yoo-Jin (Joo Ye-Rim). Quickly bonding, the three girls share details of family life. Yoo-mi and her sister, currently being looked after by their uncle while their parents are working in another town, are constantly on the move; Hana’s parents are always busy, fight every day and look likely to split up. But Hana wants to fix things and bring the family together again. South Korean filmmaker and screenwriter Yoon Ga-Eun (The World of Us) once again immerses us in a childhood world. With astonishing performances, she depicts a world full of simple pleasures, imagination and adventures, tempered by the unstable, suffocating world of adults.

Notes by Marie-Pierre Richard.

Screening as part of the East Asia Film Festival Ireland 2020 – March 26th to 29th. Multi-film pass available: 5 films for €50.

92 mins, South Korea, 2019, Digital, Subtitled

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