Director: Park Kun-young
Cast: Kang Gil-woo, Hong Kyung, Lee Sang-hee
South Korea / 2020 / 119 mins / Drama
In Korean with English Subtitles
22 / 9 / 2021 (Wed) 15:45 – Premiere Elements
26 / 9 / 2021 (Sun) 13:00 – Broadway Cinematheque
Official Selection – Jeonju International Film Festival, Canada Inside Out Film and Video Festival
A Distant Place is a subtle and elegant drama, which explores the theme of same sex parenthood in rural Korea. Jin-woo lives on a sheep ranch in peaceful co-existence with his sister’s daughter, Seol, and his lover, Hyun Min. One day his sister Eun-young appears out of the blue, and insists on bringing Seol back to her life in the city. Unwilling to give his beloved niece back to his sister, Jin-woo tries to reason with her. However, this upsets Eun-young who threatens to destroy the tranquility the couple have enjoyed in their cozy lives.