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Emergence

ARDOR (Byun Young-joo, 2002)
One Christmas Eve, young housewife Mi-Heun has her world thrown into disarray when she uncovers her husband's infidelity. Unable to cope with the change in her seemingly idyllic existence, she become… Read more

I’LL BE SEEING HER: WOMEN IN KOREAN CINEMA (Kim Soyoung, 2003)
Ranging from the classic, rarely seen films of the Golden Age of Korean cinema of the 50s, to the invigorating work emerging at the moment, this new documentary is a concise examination of female rep… Read more

JEALOUSY IS MY MIDDLE NAME (Park Chan-ok, 2002)
Wongsang is a struggling student, living in a single room and working part-time as a plumber while finishing his thesis in literature. He dreams of studying abroad, but his financial situation is not… Read more

SLAVES OF THE LORD (Hadar Friedlich, 2002)
Slaves of the Lord, straight from Directors' Fortnight in Cannes this year, is the highly anticipated new work from the director of the short film Grief (Winner Grand Prix, MIFF 2001). Bresson-like i… Read more

WOMEN’S PRISON (Manijeh Hekmat, 2002)
Manijeh Hekmat's debut feature is an impassioned drama, set over 17 years, following the intricate relationship between a warden and inmate in a Tehran women's prison. ... After a riot breaks out, a … Read more

Yael-san (Irit Sharvit, Merav Nahoum, 2002)
A touching doco about an Israeli woman's Buddhist way of life, her Buddhist priest partner and her struggle to preserve her Jewish identity. ... Read more

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