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World Premiere Synopsis Program Note
At 19, we believed that once we became college students, our life will be on track but our 20 passed unconsciously with half thrill and half disappointment. Now, we are 21 years old. We begin to worry about getting a job, which has never concerned us before. In the meantime, we feel like we\'ve come closer to being adults. The film contains frank interviews with 5 female college students at the age of 21.
What is it like to live a 21-year-old\'s life? Unlike the rosy expectation for the heyday of youth, the five 21-year-old college students in this film have specific, and sometimes pathetic, concerns in reality. They seriously consider a leave of absence from school due to high tuition fees and say they cannot just chose fine arts as their major in fear of starving. These young students have high dream, but sadly they seem to know they cannot just pursue their dream. After confiding the serious issues imposed upon them, the young students still cheer themselves up to continue working hard. Watching them, however, the audience might slightly feel the cruel reality that their hard efforts might end up in vain. In this society that brings too many failures to hard workers, older generations that already passed their twenty-one cannot help feeling sorry for the young. [LEE Jeeheng]
KIM A-raKIM A-ra
Born in 1994. She studied cartoon creation at Gyeonggi Arts High School. Currently, she is a student in Broadcasting at the School of Media, Seoul Institute of the Arts.