Get out your bells and whistles, the Korean Queer Revolution is here, loud and clear! It seems these days that Korea is going gay. Recently, Korean mainstream cinema has been embracing gay films with open arms, with Korean blockbusters like "The King and the Clown, Antique, and most recently and anticipated, A Frozen Flower, a historical drama with a predominantly gay element and a $10 million budget, being hugely popular within the nation and abroad. Brokeback mountain was a breakthrough for America, but Hollywood's got nothin' on Korea's New Gay Wave! Brace yourselves. It's the year of the Korean Queer.
Director Kim Aaron looks for answers to serious questions about sexual identity and marriage in his latest thought-provoking film 'Hello My Love'. Min Kyu-dong brings a refreshing new attitute to mainstrean Korean cinema with 'Antique.'
Overview: 'Hello My Love'
Ho-jung is a script writer and DJ for the hit radio station. She becomes shocked and confused when Won-jae, her boyfriend of 10 years comes out of the closet. What would it be like if suddenly your friend or family member tells you that they are gay? Hello My Love is a romantic comedy that gleefully exhibits this complicated issue.
The story is about 4 characters - a Bakery owner who hates sweets, a fiendish and genius gay pastry chef, an ex-boxing champion kitchen assistant, and a troublemaking bodyguard of the owner. Based on the cartoon by Yoshinaga Fumi, this film talks about the bittersweet life stories of these unique and somewhat mysterious four men. Vigorously approaching the subject of homosexuality, this film attracts audiences through its cartoon-like imagination, gorgeous and delicious looking cakes, rhythmic and witty editing, and its well placed musical numbers.
Hello My Love screens Friday, May 1st at 8:00pm and Sunday, May 5th at 5:00pm.
Antique screens Friday, May 1st at 5:00pm and Sunday, May 5th at 8:30pm(With director & cast!)
For ticket info visit the JIFF site HERE