March 18 – 29
At Tower City
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Country: SOUTH KOREA
Run Time: 112 minutes
Every story has two sides, and everybody has a secret. Sociology professor Hye-jung Yi is a married lady of almost 40. Yet from the point of view of her copy machine (you read that right), all is not well. Her marriage is a sham and she frequents porn chat rooms. While researching "changes in women's sexuality after infidelity," Hye-jung employs an impossibly handsome student named Usang. Professor and student interview a married woman who joyfully describes passionate sex with a younger man. Their interest is piqued and soon Hye-jung falls in unrequited lust with Usang. Miserable since she knows a relationship is impossible, the professor commiserates with some girlfriends, who take her to a bizarre Chippendale's-style show featuring androgynous boys. One looks strangely familiar... Meanwhile, Usang's digital camera tells us he has secrets of his own. With no room in his heart for memories, he deletes his pictures right away. Will Usang and Hye-jung stop living lies and find true love? Only their photographic equipment knows for sure. (In Korean with subtitles) –B.B.
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
Korean-born Lee Young-mi is a graduate of Seoul and Hanyang Universities in Theatre and Cinema. She also graduated from the National Film & Television School in London. Young-mi began her career working as an assistant director in the South Korean film industry and has directed many shorts.
SECRETS, OBJECTS (2011)