HALF

2014, Colour, South Korea, Focus on World Cinema

 

Production Team

Director : Kim Se-yeon

Screenwriter : Kim Se-yeon

Cinematographer : Kim Hyun-tao

Editor : Jung Jin-hee

Cast : An Yong-jun, Jeong Yoo-seok, Song Young-kyu

Film production and Sales : Prod.: JO Chang-ho, Mindullae Pictures, 3F Deungwoo Building, 589-17 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Séoul (Corée du Sud), [email protected]


 

Synopsis

Working at a transgender bar, Min-a is a female with male genitals. When her colleague is assaulted by a male customer, she steps in to help, only to accidentally kill the assailant. In court, Min-a insists that she had no choice, that she had to protect her colleague. But the decision doesn’t go in her favour. By harking on her sexual identity, the prosecutor presents the case as if the murder were a result of jealousy, and Min-a’s own lawyer largely ignores her situation. Not until Min-a is incarcerated in a men’s jail and is seized with terror, do the human rights issues for transgender people emerge.

 

Director

South Korean filmmaker Kim Se-yeon graduated from Dongguk University’s drama and film department. HALF is her debut feature. She previously wrote and directed three shorts, Homeward (2005), Dove in the City (2007) and Debut (2010) as well as the television series, Bon Appetit (2009).


 

Projections

Saturday September 5, 2022 - 02:30 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 13
Sunday September 6, 2022 - 11:00 AM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 13


 

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