GULL Flies Off to Compete at San Sebastián International Film Festival
Aug 17, 2020
Writerby Pierce Conran
Jeonju Grand Prize Winner Invited to New Directors Competition
Following its Grand Prize win at the Jeonju International Film Festival earlier this year, KIM Mi-jo’s Gull has secured its International premiere. The debut indie film has been selected to take part in the prestigious New Directors competition at the upcoming 68th San Sebastian International Film Festival.
Gull follows an older woman who works as a vendor in a Seoul market that has been earmarked for redevelopment. On the day she is due to meet the family of her eldest daughter’s fiance, she is sexually assaulted by a fellow vendor, who is also chairman of the redevelopment committee. When she eventually decides to reveal the incident, her former colleagues quickly side against her, fearing that they may lose out during the upcoming redevelopment deal.