Film Year: 2020
Locations: South Korea
Film Length: 92 min
Director: Nam Koong-sun
Featuring: Seo Young-joo, Choi Sung-eun, Bek Hyun-jin
Mirae seemingly has everything going for her. She is a game engineer for an ambitious start-up, has a loving boyfriend, and lives a generally carefree life. That is until she finds out she is pregnant. A wave of ambivalence consumes Mirae as denial and panic make their course. With abortion still illegal in South Korea and her boyfriend insistent on keeping the baby, Mirae’s life takes a hard left turn. Reality and the weight of adult responsibility bear down on Mirae, and no one seems to mind that her goals and interests are overlooked by the expectations of being a new mother. As the weeks towards the inevitable delivery progress, her personal and professional life fall into shambles. In a light-hearted look at present day struggles, Ten Months is a relevant piece that shows how people are sometimes forced to cope with the unexpected consequences life throws at them.
Introduction by Hyeyon Moon (VAFF)
This film is part of the Korean Cinema Series supported by Korean Cultural Center – Washington, D.C. and UVA Korea Society.
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