Birth – Pregnancy doesn't always mean happiness

5. 7. 2023
8 min
  • English

Jay, a promising young writer, is publishing her new book, while her boyfriend Geonwoo, who teaches at a private language school, is tipped for promotion. They love each other, take care of each other, and have a great rapport. Until an unplanned pregnancy throws them off course. They didn’t want a child and starting a family would jeopardise their career prospects. Yet who’s to have the last word if they can’t agree on a solution to the situation? The Korean director presents a tale eclipsed by a sense of dejection in a subtle portrayal of a couple arriving at a crossroads in their life together. When else should one break the taboos of parenthood and the preconceptions of motherhood than when a woman’s right to decide what happens to her own body is again called into question.

South Korea
2022, 155 min

Section: Proxima Competition
Director: Ji-young Yoo
Screenplay: Ji-young Yoo
Dir. of Photography: Bo-ra Kim
Sound: Song-yeol Park
Editor: Ji-young Yoo, Bo-ra Kim

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