LKFF 2022: The Anchor + Q&A

  • Director

    Jeong Ji-yeon

  • Cast

    Chun Woo-hee, Lee Hye-yeong, Shin Ha-kyun

  • Genre

  • Release Date


  • Runtime

    111 mins

  • Cert


Screening followed by a Q&A with film’s director, Jeong Ji-yeon.


Leading TV news anchor Jung Se-ra (Chun Woo-hee) is under immense pressure, her career driven by her suffocating mother (Lee Hye-yeoung) and jeopardised by younger female rival reporters, even as she conceals a broken marriage to keep up appearances. One evening, Se-ra gets a call at the station from a young woman who, with her daughter, is the victim of a home invasion. What ought to be a scoop, will in fact cast Se-ra adrift, while the viewer, along with the caller’s psychiatrist Cho In-ho (Shin Ha-kyun), will struggle to work out what connects these women.

Jeong Ji-yeon’s mesmerising psychological thriller plays out its genre tropes to dizzying perfection, while also addressing the inequalities and traumas which women both face and hand down in Korean society.


Anton Bitel