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Areum Married

PARKKANG Areum

  • Korea
  • 85min
  • mov

Gender&Sexuality Personal&POV

Synopsis

While making her first feature-length documentary, Areum meets Seongman, a progressive activist and cook, and they get married. They move to France, but because he doesn’t know any French he can only do domestic chores, which makes him depressed. While she takes charge of finance and administration, she also becomes pregnant. To please her husband, she suggests cooking and serving food at home on certain days, calling it ’Oegil Restaurant’. After childbirth, she focuses more on study and filmmaking while her husband has to take sole responsibility for raising the child, and as a result more arguments arise. Seongman calls a strike. Can Areum maintain her marriage and her dream of filmmaking?​

Review

Areum, born in 1982, leaves for France with her husband and asks herself through confession and self-reflection, “Why did I get married? Marriage, what is it really?​

Director

  • PARKKANG Areum

     

Credit

  • Producer김문경 KIM Moonkyung