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The World of Us

Directed by Ga-eun Yoon
South Korea, Drama, 2016, 95 mins., in Korean with English subtitles

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.

Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Ave.

 

Themes & Subjects: Asian Studies, Korean Education System, Adolescence, Family Relations, Peer Pressure

Synopsis: At an age when perhaps friends mean more than moms, 10 year-old Sun is an outcast at school. During summer vacation, she meets Jia, who is new to town. As Sun shows Jia around the neighborhood and they play at each other’s houses and share secrets, they become best friends. However, when the new semester starts, Jia notices a strange vibe between Sun and the other kids. Jia tries to get into the cool kids group and starts to distance herself from Sun. Inside the perhaps more complex and delicate world of children than adults, the two girls end up hurting and getting hurt by each other.


Resources for teachers:

Screen Daily review.

Youtube review from Fake Plastic Films, a film student residing in Seoul, South Korea (in English).

About the director.

Interview with 10 year-old actress Choi Soo-in.

 

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