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Worst Woman

2016, Color, 94', Live Action
Dir: KIM Jong-kwan
Keyword: Drama, Women, Romance
Release: 2016-08-25

 

Film Awards
Korea Independent Film Festival (2017,Germany)
The 15th Florence Korea Film Fest (2017,Italy)
The 6th Toronto Korean Film Festival (2017,Canada)
The 8th Korean Film Festival in Australia (2017,Australia)
The 38th Moscow International Film Festival, FIPRESCI Award (2016,Russia)
Korea-Indonesia Film Festival (2016,Indonesia)
The 5th Korean Film Festival Frankfurt (2016,Germany)
The 17th Jeonju International Film Festival, Korean Feature Competition (2016,Korea)
The 1st London East Asia Film Festival (2016,UK)
The 11th Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival (2016,Indonesia)
The 4th Muju Film Festival (2016,Korea)
The 1st Yalta International Film Festival (2016,Russia)
The 11th Korean Film Festival in Paris, Closing Film (2016,France)
Synopsis

Eun-hee is an actress whose acting is poor, but she also plays in her real life. Her performance full of lies helps her feel she creates different personalities each time she dates seperate men. Eventually a pack of her lies is tangled up and everything is about to be messed up.
Ryohei, a Japanese writer, visits Seoul for his book launch party. He often writes a story pushing characters into a corner and then makes it be a tragedy. He meets Eun-hee by chance, who is in a trouble, just like in his novels.

Director's Note

This film shows a happening of a day, which begins at noon and ends at twilight. It seems a very likely story dealing with common relationship and its confusion. But I wanted to rather describe the romance and the redemption of a girl driven into a corner. I hoped the film illustrates quaint paths and old cafes near the big palace and the mountatin centrally located in Seoul. So that it could be a romantic film which goes together with the impression of Seoul and an early autumn flavor. Then I hoped the film itself would be full of plain laughters and romantic ideals along with the music, just like a daydream.

Director's Bio / Filmography
- KIM Jong-kwan

Graduated from Seoul Institute of Arts, Dept. of Film


2000 [Street Story] DV 6mm, color, 15min.
2002 [Wind Story] 16mm, color, 10min.
[Wounded..] DV 6mm, color, 3min.
5th Misen-en-scène’s Genres Film Festival (2006, Korea)
Jeju Tmong Film Festival (2004, Korea)
Puchon Int’l Fantastic Film Festival (2004, Korea)
Korean Shorts: Critic’s Week, 5th Jeonju Int’l Film Festival (2004, Korea)
16th Broke in Seoul Video Festival (2003, Korea)
Indie Video Festival (2002, Korea)
Bremen City Zooms Festival (2003, Germany)
Busan Asia Short Film Festival (2003, Korea)
4th Seoul Net & Film Festival (2003, Korea)
2003 [Tell Her I Love Her] DV 6mm, color, 19' 50"
2nd CJ Asian Independent Film Festival (2005, Korea)
3rd Jeju Tmong Film Festival (2004, Korea)
8th Puchon Int’l Fantastic Film Festival (2004, Korea)
Korean Shorts: Critic’s Week, 5th Jeonju Int’l Film Festival (2004, Korea)
29th Seoul Independent Film Festival (2003, Korea) 
Indie Video Festival (2003, Korea)
2004 [How to Operate a Polaroid Camera] DV 6mm, color, 6' 20"
38th Tampere Int’l Short Film Festival (2008, Finland)
Special Program, 6th New York Asian Film Festival (2007, USA)
Hong Kong Asian Film Festival (2005, Hong Kong)
6th Jeonju Int’l Film Festival (2005, Korea)
Korean Short Section, 4th Anchorage Int’l Film Festival (2004, USA)
Jury’s Special Prize, 3rd Tmong Film Festival (2004, Korea)
5th Gwangju Int’l Film Festival (2004, Korea)
30th Seoul Independent Film Festival (2004, Korea)
1st CJ Asia Indie Film Festival (2004, Korea)
Resfest Choice Award/Audience Award, Resfest, Digital Film Festival (2004, Korea)
8th Puchon Int’l Fantastic Film Festival (2004, Korea)
5th Persons with Disabilities Film Festival (2004, Korea)
Jury’s Special Prize, 3rd Misen-en-scène’s Genres Film Festival (2004, Korea)
Competition, Busan Asian Short Film Festival (2004, Korea) 
On-line Competition, 5th Seoul Net Festival (2004, Korea)
2005 [One Shining Day, “Good-bye”] DV 6mm, color, 135min.(41’ 40”) 
Cinema Korea 2006 (2006, Japan)
Resfest Digital Film Festival (2005, Korea)
CJ Asia Independent Film Festival (2005, Korea)
Wide Angle, 10th Pusan Int’l Film Festival (2005, Korea)
[Waiting for Youngjae] DV 6mm, color, 4཮''
6th Jeonju Int’l Film Festival (2005, Korea)
[Slowly] DV 6mm, color, 14min.
Shorts Competition, 4th Seoul Christianity Film Festival (2006, Korea)
5th Jeju Film Festival (2006, Korea)
Competition, 5th Mise-en-scène’s Genre Film Festival (2006, Korea)
CJ CGV Prize (First Prize), 31st Seoul Independent Film Festival (2005, Korea)
2006 [Monologe #1] DV 6mm, color, 10Ɗ"
Shorts Competition, 36th Int’l Film Festival Rotterdam (2007, Netherlands)
KIM Jong-kwan Collection, 32nd Seoul Independent Film Festival (2006, Korea)
[A Lonely Season] DV 6mm, b&w, 3ཤ"
EuroAsia Shorts Int'l Festival (2011, USA)
1st Asian Connection Film Festival (2010, France)
Int'l Competition, 3rd China Mobile Film Festival (2009, China)
14th Lyon Asian Film Festival (2008, France)
KIM Jong-kwan Collection, 32nd Seoul Independent Film Festival (2006, Korea)
[Dialogue of Silence] DV 6mm, color, 11min.
KIM Jong-kwan Collection, 32nd Seoul Independent Film Festival (2006, Korea)
[Screw-driver] DV 6mm, color, 11min.
Competition, 6th Mise-en-scène’s Genre Film Festival (2007, Korea)
KIM Jong-kwan Collection, 32nd Seoul Independent Film Festival (2006, Korea)
2007 [Waiting] DV 6mm, color, 22min
Short: As Long As It Takes, 37th Int’l Film Festival Rotterdam (2008, The Netherlands)
Short!Short!Short!, 8th Jeonju Int’l Film Festival (2007, Korea)
2008 [Memories] DV 6mm, color, 4min.
[Hey Tom] DV 6mm, color, 9min.
[Trend of This Fall] DV 6mm, color, 9min.
2010 [Whispers in the Wind] HD, color, 40min.
11th Jeonju Int'l Film Festival (2010, Korea)
[Come, Closer] HD, color, 108min.
6th Festival Franco Coreen du Film (2011, France)
15th Pusan Int'l Film Festival (2010, Korea) 
2014 [Phantoms of the Archive] 33min.
2016 [Worst Woman] 94min.
Korean Feature Competition, 17th Jeonju International Film Festival (2016, Korea)
4th Muju Film Festival (2016, Korea)
FIPRESCI Award, 38th Moscow International Film Festival (2016, Russia)
1st Yalta International Film Festival (2016, Crimea)
1st London East Asia Film Festival (2016, UK)
Closing Film, 11th Korean Film Festival in Paris (2016, France)
Korea-Indonesia Film Festival (2016, Indonesia)
5th Korean Film Festival Frankfurt (2016, Germany)
11th Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival (2016, Indonesia)
15th Florence Korea Film Fest (2017, Italy)
6th Toronto Korean Film Festival (2017, Canada)
8th Korean Film Festival in Australia (2017, Australia)
Korean Independent Film Festival (2017, Germany)
2016 [The Table] 70min.
Staff

Written and Directed by KIM Jong-kwan
Producer :  Eunsil Sally LEE, KIM Tae-hun
Cinematography : LEE Seung-hun
Lighting :  PARK Ju-hyun
Art  :  YOU Hyo-jung
Editing  :  WON Chang-jae 
Composing :  Narae
Mixing :  KIM Suk-won
Recording :  KIM Sung-hoon
Costume :  JUNG Ru-bi

Cast

HAN Ye-ri as Eun-hee
IWASE Ryo as Ryohei
LEE Hee-jun as Woon-chul
KWON Yul as Hyun-oh

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