Lucky Chan-sil

Lucky Chan-sil

Post-screening conversation with writer, director Kim Cho-hee moderated by Yoon Ju Ellie Lee, Steering Committee Member of GYOPO.

Chan-sil is a 40-something Ozu enthusiast who finds herself unemployed after the sudden death of her longtime employer, a renowned film director. Penniless, she makes desperate attempts to survive. Despite some existential disillusions, Chan-sil wants to move forward by living sincerely, committed to the modest, genuine values in her life. Inspired by her personal story, director Kim Cho-hee shares her candid insights into life through her portrayal of Chan-sil, underscoring her values of love and kindness, but also life’s random variables and unresolvable distresses, for a film that ultimately conveys a message of liberation, happiness, and decency.

DIRECTED/WRITTEN BY: Kim Cho-hee. WITH: Kang Mal-geum, Kim Young-min, Youn Yuh-jung , Yoon Seung-ah. 2019. 96 min. Korea. Color. Korean. DCP.

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 

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