Family, as well as friendship, is a theme that has long inspired Korean filmmakers. Nonetheless, the six films in this section do stand out for their insight, creativity and accomplishment. Included are both brand new works that take the genre of the Korean family drama in exciting new directions, as well as a selection of standout works from the past decade and a half that we think many viewers will find to be exciting (re-)discoveries.
Often, to a greater extent than we realise, the context in which we watch films ends up influencing our viewing experience. In this year, unlike any other that has come before it, we hope that this diverse collection of films can inspire both reflection and a small measure of comfort.