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Korean Cinema NOW | Microhabitat / 소공녀

Directed by Go-woon Jeon
Saturday, January 19, 2019
1:00-2:50 PM
Off Campus Location
2017 | 106 Minutes | Go-woon Jeon

Free | Open to the public | In Korean with English subtitles

Perhaps the most impressive Korean debut at Busan this year, the thoughtful and entertaining Microhabitat is a convincing showcase for star Esom and and an even more impressive calling card for director Jeon Go-woon, who becomes the first woman in the Gwanghwamun Cinema group to helm a feature, and her debut may well be the collective's best yet.

Miso is a 31-year-old housekeeper who lives strategically on a small budget but leaves enough aside for her daily vices, which includes a pack of cigarettes and a glass of whiskey. When New Year's Day in 2014 brings about a 2,000 won ($2) across-the-board price hike on cigarettes, rather than cut back on the habit, she gives up having a roof over her head and begins to surf through the couches of her old college friends, each of whom has their particular circumstances that don't allow her to stick around for long." - Pierce Conran, ScreenAnarchy

Check out ScreenAnarchy's full review:
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor , MI
Event Type: Film Screening
Tags: Asia, Film
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Nam Center for Korean Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures