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Queer My Friends

SEO Ahhyun

  • South Korea
  • 2022
  • Asian Premiere
  • 82min
  • G
  • DCP
  • color

SYNOPSIS

A-hyeon, a straight Christian woman in South Korea, builds a friendship with Gang-won, a gay man. While overcoming differences and conflicts between people with contrasting lifestyles, the film asks, “What is it to understand others? How can we understand differences and coexist?”

PROGRAM NOTE

Queer My Friends is a documentary about Seo Ahhyun, who has lived as a cisgender Christian for her whole life but struggles to change when her best friend, Song Gang-won, comes out as gay. Although Ahhyun can’t get a job or be separated from her parents after college, making a film is more urgent for her. Ahhyun wants to film her dear friend, who came out five years after leaving for the United States with dreams of becoming a musical actor. This makes Ahhyun encounter the perspective that breaks down her world for the first time. To her surprise, Ahhyun gets to know Gang-won as he truly is. This moves her from out of the limitations that a non-queer creator has with viewing queer culture. This documentary observes Gang-won’s life for a few years, slowly and in-depth, and is a positive step toward a queer-friendly society. It offers to share ponderings about how to see people living in a different world, how to live with them, how to share friendship with them, and how to encourage each other. [YEOM Eunyoung]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
115 2022-08-26 | 20:00 - 21:22 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 1   GV
317 2022-08-28 | 13:00 - 14:22 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 8   

Director

  • SEO Ahhyun
    Seo studied media information and performance imaging. She produced multiple short films as a student and completed a master’s degree in sociology at Sungkonghoe University while focusing on the women’s labor movement in the Korean pro-democracy movement process. Seo is intrigued by religions and the intersection of labor and gender issues. Queer My Friends is her first documentary project.

Credit

  • ProducerKANG Sarah
  • Cast Won SONG, SEO Ahhyun
  • Cinematographer SONG Kang-seok
  • Editor Stella VAN VOORST, LEE Yeon-jung
  • Music LIM Minju
  • Sound KIM You-hoon

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