Film past event

Vegetarian

March 17, 2012
Vegetarian

South Korea. 2009. 111 min., 35 mm, color, in Korean with English subtitles. Directed by Lim Woo-seong. With Chae Min-Seo, Kim Hyun-Sung, Kim Yeo-Jin, Kim Young-Jae.

An official selection of the Sundance Film Festival 2010.

Suitable for 18 years and over.

Ominous dreams haunt and drive a young woman to abolish meat from her diet and her household, and even reject her husband, who smells of meat. Her family mistakes her sudden fixation for insolence, and she soon grows despondent, alienating herself from everyone. Her sister tries to reach her, but only her brother-in-law, an artist, manages to penetrate her withdrawn state. Her mysterious trauma ignites creativity and desire in him, and they collaborate passionately on beautiful body-painting art–drawing on her psychological pain but also providing the catalyst for a mystical sexual transformation.

Part of the Globus Film Series: Love Will Tear Us Apart

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  • March 17, 2012
  • 5:30 pm