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Shin Suwon’s HOMMAGE to Compete at Tokyo International Film Festival
- Writerby Pierce Conran
PARASITE’s Lee Jungeun Leads Story About Struggles of Women in Film Industry
Starring Parasite (2019) actress Lee Jungeun, the film follows an out-of-work woman filmmaker who takes on a job restoring an old film. The journey the work takes her on ultimately reveals many of the struggles faced by women in the Korean film industry.
Director Shin debuted in 2010 with the indie drama Passerby #3, an autobiographical work that also chronicled a family woman attempting to find work as a director. She went on to make the high school thriller PLUTO, which debuted as a gala presentation at the Busan International Film Festival in 2012, and then the dark woman’s drama Madonna, which screened in the Un Certain Regard lineup of the Cannes Film Festival in 2015. Shin’s other films include Glass Garden (2017) and Light for the Youth (2020).
This year’s Tokyo International Film Festival runs from October 30 to November 8.