*Best Youth Feature Film
*2016 Asia Pacific Screen Awards
Dir Ga-eun Yoon, 2016, 95 mins, No Age Restrictions, Korean w/English Subtitles
Cast Soo-in Choi, Seo-yeon Lee, Hye-in Seol
Keywords Drama, Family, Friends, Coming of age
“Ga-eun YOON’s captivating debut feature about the friendship between two ten year-old girls casts light on the social issues which affect children in Korea, both in and out of the classroom.”
-Jason Bechervaise, Screen Daily
At an age when perhaps friends mean more than family, 10 year-old Sun is an outcast at school. During summer vacation, she meets Jia, who is new to town. As Sun shows Jia around the neighbourhood they become best friends as they play at each other’s houses and share secrets. Before long, it becomes apparent that they are from different social classes, which begins to impede on their friendship as the new term starts. Jia tries distance herself from Sun and tries to get into the cool kids group. Inside the perhaps more complex and delicate world of children than adults, the two girls end up hurting and getting hurt by each other.