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New UK Trailer and Screening Details for Korean Drama KIM JI-YOUNG: BORN 1982

Kim Ji-young: Born 1982
The London Korean Film Festival 2020 presents a special screening of director Kim Do-young's film.


Based on Cho Nam-joo's novel of the same name, director Kim Do-young's Kim Ji-young: Born 1982 stars Jung Yu-mi as the eponymous Kim, a thirtysomething housewife who begins to worry her husband (Gong Yoo) when she adopts the personae of her mother, grandmother and a friend who died during childbirth. The film raises questions about the role of women in Korea, where it has received a backlash from traditionalists.

The London Korean Film Festival 2020 is hosting a special screening of Kim Ji-young: Born 1982 at London's Genesis cinema on September 10, with a special introduction from Guardian columnist Sarah Shin. Tickets can be booked here.

Check out the trailer below.


The official synopsis reads:

Kim Ji-young is an ordinary Korean woman in her 30s, struggling to cope as a full-time mum and housewife. Although being married to the man she loves and raising a baby girl have proved to be more challenging than expected, Ji-young believes she is utterly content. However, her husband, Dae-hyeon is worried about her. He turns to a psychiatrist as life appears to hit Ji-young harder than she realises, as she switches personas to mimick her mother, as well as her best friend who died while giving birth, and her late grandmother.