Si-eun, a new kindergarten teacher, witnesses a 6-year-old boy, Si-hwan, harassing his peer Sul-ah. While trying to stop Si-hwan, she learns that Sul-ah previously experienced another incident of sexual harassment. The film reminds us that sexual violence can happen in any relationship, and that it can be learned, aided, and abetted beginning even from childhood. However, this film goes beyond addressing this reality and skillfully frames it in the thriller genre with tension, terror, and a twist. Playground is a film that kills two birds with one stone and stokes anticipation for the director’s next feature film. [KWON Eunhye]
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Born in 1985, CHOI Cho-ah majored in film studies and continuing her master’s education. She directed a short film, New Day, and dealt with many stories about the weak. She is now working on a scenario for a feature film about a woman’s desire and ambition.