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Film info

Director: Lee Man-hee
Cast: Kim Jin-kyu, Moon Jung-suk, Kim Chung-chul, Lee Yong
Cert 18, 91mins, 1967

Homebound (1967), alongside Full Autumn (1966) and A Day Off (1968), is known as one of Lee Man-hee’s masterpieces of melodrama. Lee is known for being a director who does not use the spaces in his films as mere locations, but instead as devices to portray the psychological state of his characters, or to communicate awareness of the film’s overall theme. Lee contrasts the silence, broken simply by the sound of footsteps on the stairs at the two-story mansion in Incheon, and the streets of the city of Seoul overflowing with the sounds of people and car horns. He uses this to effectively depict Ji-yeon both as a wife responding to societal expectations, and as an agent of desire. 

This screening will be introduced by Junhyoung Cho. Junhyoung Cho is a senior researcher at Korean Film Archive.

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