Han Gong-Ju. 2013. South Korea. Written and directed by Su-jin Lee. In Korean; English subtitles. 112 min.

With Woo-hee Chun, Jung In-sun, So-Young Kim. We’re introduced, in medias res, to the titular teen Han Gong-Ju as she’s being shuffled from meeting to meeting, in attempts to settle into a new city, a new school, and a new life. A sense of past trouble or tragedy hangs over her, though the film isn’t quick to reveal itself; Han Gong-Ju’s story eventually emerges—at times gently teased, at times brutally dragged forth. In his unusually brave debut feature, director Su-jin Lee handles both complex plotting and difficult subject matter with thoughtful sophistication. Presented in conjunction with The Korea Society.

  1. Monday, July 7, 2014,
    4:30 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2

  2. Sunday, July 6, 2014,
    2:00 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2

  3. Saturday, July 5, 2014,
    4:00 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2

  4. Friday, July 4, 2014,
    4:30 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2

  5. Thursday, July 3, 2014,
    7:00 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2

  6. Wednesday, July 2, 2014,
    4:00 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2

  7. Tuesday, July 1, 2014,
    7:00 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2
    Followed by discussion with Su-jin Lee

This film accompanies ContemporAsian.