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Korean Cinema NOW | Kim Ji-young: Born 1982/ 82년생 김지영

Directed by Kim Do-young
Saturday, April 10, 2021
12:00 AM-11:59 PM
Access the film through the Michigan Theater here (customer pre-registration required):

2019 | 118 Minutes | Kim Do-young

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

“… I was also braced for a stereotypically shallow portrait of an identikit tyrant/workaholic/drunken/disengaged husband, either ill-equipped or unwilling to address the problems right in front of him. As the title makes clear, this is the story of one woman, Kim Ji-young, whose survival in an institutionally sexist world could surely only be hindered, not helped, by her spouse; emotionally stunted male portraits are as sadly common on screen as they are pathetically prevalent in real life. In short, I was ready for my gender to be held up to uncomfortable scrutiny – for masculinity to take another much deserved, but all too familiar, beating.

Instead I was offered something I never expected from a mainstream drama blockbuster, a character I could relate to in an almost painful way. As a cohabiting male in my mid-thirties squirming to define a man’s role in 2019, I wasn’t just gifted a window into my partner’s struggles, but a portrait of the everyday societal pressures undermining my own earnest efforts to be the model, modern man.” –Rob Garratt, SCMP STYLE

Korean Cinema NOW 2021 will be presented through a virtual format. Attendees should visit the Michigan Theater website to register for the film on the screening dates. Once registered with a customer account, attendees will receive a confirmation with a link to view the film. This video link will only be available for 72 hours from the time you press play. You can watch as much or little as you like during that time. After these 72 hours, even if not yet finished, the link will become inactive. You can re-access your rental link during your rental period by clicking on the “Click here to stream” button in your confirmation e-mail or through your orders in your customer account accessed here:

Download the full KCN21 Lineup:
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Film Screening
Tags: Film, Korea
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Nam Center for Korean Studies, International Institute, Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Program, Department of American Culture, Asian Languages and Cultures
Upcoming Dates:
Saturday, April 10, 2021 12:00 AM-11:59 PM