Kim Ji-young, Born 1982
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At the 16th edition of Five Flavors, as last year, there is a system of booking seats at cinema screenings for accreditation and pass holders. It is important to us that we take care not to overcrowd the rooms and avoid queues at the entrance.
Only a reservation guarantees you a seat at a screening!
The reservation system is very simple and is based on similar principles as buying tickets for individual screenings - just login to your account, visit the page of the selected film and click "book". Detailed information can be found below.
Please make reservations only for the screenings you wish to attend. Reservations can be cancelled, even at the last minute - please remember this and always cancel your reservation if you cancel your screening - this will allow other viewers to use the available space.
Reservations will be possible from Tuesday, 15 November from 12:00 p.m. for all the festival's films.
Reservation of seats
for pass and accreditation holders
Tuesday, November 15, 12:00 pm
If you decide to attend a screening at the last minute or for any other reason you do not book in advance, and there are seats available in the auditorium, your booking will be made "automatically" at the entrance to the auditorium after scanning your pass.
For most of the screenings there will be free seats before the show itself. However, please pay special attention to the screenings of Edward Yang's works and the screenings of those films that we only show in the cinema - we expect the highest attendance at these screenings.
This year, you will also be able to use an electronic pass by presenting it to ticket takers on your phone screen.
Ji-young is an ambitious employee of a big corporation – one of the places famous for their glass ceilings, spy cameras in the bathrooms, and other impediments created for working women, especially young mothers. After giving birth to her daughter, the protagonist wants to reconcile motherhood with any kind of a job, but the reality keeps throwing curve balls at her, which come together to form a seemingly light, but truly restraining cage.
This adaptation of a shattering novel which, just like the literary original, raised a wave of debates about the limitations faced by Korean women, is also a crushing feminist manifesto and a masterfully told story, filled with apt details that working women and young mothers across the globe can identify with. In her directorial debut, Kin Do-young shows small social mechanisms which effectively restrict women's choices, and the serious psychological effects of the situation the protagonist finds herself in. It is also a great story about partnership, support, and women's solidarity, which is our beacon of hope for change.
Born in 1970, Kim studied filmmaking, but began her film career as an actress. She debuted in a small role in Lee Chang-dong’s "Oasis". After several roles in art-house cinema, she started to appear in mainstream productions ("Killer Toon", "Return of the Mafia"). As a result of complications related to the pregnancy, Kim had to stop her acting career and focused on writing and directing scripts. In 2018 she directed a short film "Monologue", about the difficulties of combining motherhood with an actress's career. "Kim Ji-young: Born 1982" is her first feature film.
2018 Monolog / The Monologue
2019 Kim Ji-young: Urodzona 1982 / 82-nyeon-saeng Kim-ji-yeong / Kim Ji-young: Born 1982