A Distant Place
At the French Institute:
SAT 17/06 – 10 pm
Nothing is what it seems when one looks at things from the distance… Jin-woo resides on a sheep ranch in Hwacheon and lives a seemingly peaceful and idyllic life with his niece Seol. The ranch owner, Joong-man, and his daughter, Moon-kyeong, treat them like family. One day, Jin-woo’s friend Hyun-min comes to the ranch and reveals that the two have been lovers for a long time. They dream of living happily with Seol in this peaceful place. However, the visit of Eun-young, Jin-woo’s twin sister and Seol’s mother, unleashes the conflict.
With a delicate and precise direction that will remind us of Francis Lee’s God’s Own Country, A Distant Place is a rural drama about the forbidden love between two men and the consequent rejection by their community.