Light for the Youth

Light for the Youth

Original title: Light for the Youth
Director: Suwon Shin
Country: Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Year of production: 2019
Length (min): 114
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English, Czech
Sales: Finecut Co. Ltd.
Section: Festival Focus: Busan, Amnesty International Febiofest Award

Student June Lee works in a call centre and his task is to call customers with outstanding bills. Every day, he is subjected to the mental and physical pressure of his ruthless supervisor and the cruel working environment focused solely on results. It is only a matter of time before the sensitive young man breaks down and it all ends in a tragedy. The film shows the critical situation on the Korean job market and the horrifying impacts of the record unemployment.

Suwon Shin

The South Korean director has made several auteur films. Her short Circle Line won the Best Short Film award at Cannes IFF, where she was also nominated for an Un Certain Regard award for her drama Madonna. Her films focus on social inequality and the gap between upper classes and social outcasts.

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