North American Premiere

South Korea | 110 MINUTES | Korean |



After a haunting accident while on the lam, Joongshik migrates to Paju, a gray town where the urban landscape is as bleak as the fate of its residents. In attempts to remain in hiding and sublimate the tragedies of his past, he finds a kindred spirit with secrets of her own. Her younger sister, Eunmo, disapproving of the romantic arrangement, quickly drives a wedge into the already aloof relationship. Delicately unveiled through an anachronistic period of eight years, Paju tells the story of a man and his transgressions, a girl in conflict with herself, and the alienation that we often face—even in the presence of those we love.

From religion to social reinvention, writer/director Park Chan-Ok (Jealousy is My Middle Name, TFF '03) leaves no controversial stone unturned by exploring the dialectical forces at work within of a community that simultaneously resists and accepts change.

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Directed by Park Chan-ok and Park Chan-ok

Park Chan-ok studied film at Hanyang University and the Korea National University of Arts before directing several award-winning shorts. She was assistant director to one of Korea's leading auteur filmmakers, Hong Sang-soo, and her first feature, Jealousy Is My Middle Name, received critical acclaim.
Kim Seung-kyu
TPS Company
Presented By
Myung Films
Park Chan-ok
Park Chan-ok
Primary Cast
Lee Sun-kyun, Seo Woo
Director of Photography
Kim Woo-hyung


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