Mother has five daughters and one son. Her second daughter makes it her career to be a housewife while her third daughter leaves her child at a nursery in the morning in order to take graduate classes. In the evening, her husband collects their child, goes to the market together, and then makes dinner. Mother’s fourth daughter, Su-Yeon, is a newlywed going into her third month. Su-Yeon, who is experimenting to make the unequal parts of life, equal, along with her husband, a graduate school student. The harvest festival, ‘Chusok’, comes around and all the daughters gather at their maiden home. But festival days continue to be the job of the women to prepare for. And the men observe the ancestral memorial services with the food the women prepared, and then sit watching television as they eat, the daughters still having to set the tables and wash the dishes. Su-Yeon says the important thing is “not how easy life is, but how fully we live it” and ends the festival day with her husband.
Jung Ho-HyunJung Ho-Hyun