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서울국제여성영화제

사이트맵

ARCHIVE

20th(2018)



3xFTM

KIM Il-rhan

  • Korea
  • 2008
  • 115min
  • DCP
  • color
  • Documentary

Respecting the diverse political standpoints on sexual identities, the SIWFF has pondered the issues of the solidarity with FTM (female to male) men. The SIWFF has also expected the experiences of social oppression that FTM men and women have in common to reveal the sexual norms that the current Korean society enforces, and to show a chance for the subversion of these norms. 3xFTM presents the various stories of three FTMs talking about ‘T’ (‘toward’ or ‘transition’) or to,’ taking the first step in putting these issues into practice. KOH Jong-woo, who says that he has been a man since birth, has been taking hormones for eight years. He thinks that if he cannot become completely ‘masculine,’ he will not be recognized as a man. He also wants to erase his experiences as a woman. HAN Moo-ji, a transgender civil rights activist who underwent the surgical removal of her breasts, ponders FTM identity as her body is becoming more and more like a nontransgender male body. He wonders what it is that makes a human being into a male or a female. KIM Myungjin did not reject having a female body, but changed his sex in order to live according to his own will. However, his new social security number does not solve all of his problems. His records that state that he went to a girl’s middle school and high school, and issues regarding military service still create many problems for him. The screening of 3xFTM will be a chance for FTM men and women to open their minds to each other. It is also significant that the film facilitates the extension of women’s films by overcoming the biological distinction of sex. [Jay SOHN]

 

Director

  • KIM Il-rhanKIM Il-rhan

    Born in Seoul in 1972. She completed in department of film theory, the graduate school of Advanced Imaging, Science, Multimedia and Film of Chung-Ang University and works at Pinks: Collective for Sexually Minor Cultures. She codirected Mamasang: Remember Me This Way in 2005. 3xFTM is her second film. She wrote, produced, and directed The Remnants (2018).

Credit

  • Producer조혜영 CHO Hye-young
  • Cast 한무지 HAN Mu-ji, 김명진 KIM Myung-jin, 고종우 KO Jong-woo
  • Cinematography 이혁상 LEE Hyuk-sang
  • Editor 김일란 KIM Il-rhan, 이혁상 LEE Hyuk-sang
  • Music 최의경 CHOI Eui-kyung
  • Sound 최의경 CHOI Eui-kyung