Vegetarian (Ch'aesikjuŭija, 2009) // by director: Lim Woo-seong

Date: 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 4:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Room S153 1730 Cambridge Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138 United States

Korean Cinémathèque

Discussant: Christina Klein, Associate Professor, English Department, Boston College

Director: Lim Woo-Seong // South Korea // 111', Korean (English subtitles)

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 soon she 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 Her sister tries to reach her, but only her brother-in-law, an artist, manages to penetrate her withdrawn state.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 her mystical transformation.