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13th(2011)



Year of the Carnivore

Sook Yin LEE

  • Canada
  • 2009
  • 88min
  • 35mm
  • color
  • 코미디

Synopsis
 

Year of the Carnivore is a romantic-comedy-drama about a girl with an unrequited crush on a boy who thinks she’s bad in bed, so she goes out to get more “experience”. Sammy is an impish 21-year-old tomboy. She works as a store detective at Big Apple Food Town. Her job is to deliver shoplifters to her boss who beats them up so they never re-offend. Sammy feels guilty over her part in the dodgy scheme and wants to quit, but she doesn\'t have many other options.


 
 

Program Note
 

Sammy is a 21 year old tomboy who works as a grocery store detective. Her job is to deliver shoplifters to her boss. She feels guilty over her job but doesn’t have many options. In the meantime, she has a crush on a scruffy street musician Eugene. But not having much experience about sex, she feels mortified and decides to threaten a shoplifter to teach her everything he knows about sex or face the wrath of her boss.
 Year of the Carnivore is a directorial debut feature film of Sook Yin LEE, an actress well known for her performance in Shortbus. It is a joyful comedy drama about a girl who is clumsy and oddly awkward at sex, love, and having a relationship. To the conventional genre formula of romantic comedy, the director adds various touches of noir and slapstick, making the film a new type of comedy with unique atmosphere. Sheila McCARTHY from I’ve Heard the Mermaid’s Singing, a classic feminine film, stars as a overprotective Sammy’s mother. (KWON Eun-sun)

Director

  • Sook Yin LEESook Yin LEE

    SookYin LEE is a Toronto-based musician, actor, filmmaker and TV and radiobroadcaster. She is currently the host and producer of the radio show Definitely Not The Opera. Her award-winning shorts Unlocked, Girl Cleans Sink and Escapades of the One Particular Mr. Noodle have screened internationally. LEE stars in the comedy Shortbus, which premiered at the Festival de Cannes 2006. Recently, she wrote, directed and performed in The Brazilian, a chapter in the film Toronto Stories. Year of the Carnivore is her full feature film debut

Credit

  • ProducerTrish DOLMAN, Simone URDL, Jennifer WEISS, Kryssta MILLS
  • Cast Cristin MILIOTI, Mark RENDALL, Ali LIEBERT
  • Screenwriter Sook Yin LEE
  • Cinematography Bruce CHUN
  • Art director Renee READ
  • Editor James BLOKLAND
  • Music Sook Yin LEE, Buck 65, Adam LITOVITZ