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Jeong Jae-eun, who has received attention for many remarkable short films, such as Girl’s Night-Out and Yujin’s Secret Codes, which won her the Grand Prize in the Asian Short Film and Video Competition section at the 2nd IWFFIS, made her feature debut with Take Care of My Cat. What is the experience of girls in their early twenties? The calm and delicate view of the camera follows the everyday lives of five girls who are on a journey from adolescence to adulthood and from school to society. Their lives are nothing special or exciting, but beneath the calm exterior there is a nagging sense of anxiety and turmoil about their futures. Take Care of My Cat is remarkable for telling a genuine story about young women’s friendships and relationships, which have not received much attention in mainstream Korean cinema. The film takes a unique approach, exploring class contradictions, as the women’s experiences of growing up and organizing their lives are set against the unique geopolitical conditions and landscapes of Incheon, which has long been a gateway to Korea and a point of departure. Tae-hee dreams of escape, gazing at an airplane and a ship in Incheon. The last scene, where Tae-hee removes her own figure from her family portrait and attempts to travel abroad with Ji-young, offers a provocative yet hilarious feminist pleasure. Their new women’s life they will make by themselves starts from now on. How it goes with is up to each audience’s imagination. However, there is none who could not feel a stir in one’s heart.
JEONG Jae-eunJEONG Jae-eun
Born in 1969, Jeong Jae-eun studied film at Korean National University of the Arts. After making many short films, she made her feature debut with Take Care of My Cat. In 1997 she won the Grand Prize at the 2nd International Women’s Film Festival in Seoul with Yujin’s Secret Codes and Grand Award for her graduation short film, Girl’s Night-Out at KUNA Film Festival. Take Care of My Cat was invited to many film festivals including Berlin International Film Festival 2002 and International Film Festival Rotterdam 2002. Her film includes If You Were Me (2003) and The Aggressives (2005).