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SFFILM Festival

A Leave

Directed by Lee Ran-hee

South Korea | Fiction | 82

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Film Available to Stream

Fri, Apr 9 at 12:01 am – Sun, Apr 18 at 11:59 pm PST


The complex relationship between employer and employee is explored with great nuance in the story of Jae-bok, a man who has spent years protesting layoffs from a furniture conglomerate. When he re-enters the workforce as a middle-aged man, befriending a younger co-worker helps him cope with the modernization of work forces. When Jae-bok witnesses an on-site accident, he confronts his boss (also a friend) over the matter with complicated results. Beautifully told, this story captures the inflection point between dissent and organized protests.

Director Lee Ran-hee

Lee Ran-hee is an actor and director whose work includes the shorts A Perm (2010) and A Night before the Wedding (2014). A Leave is her first feature.

Film Details

Language Korean

Original Language Title Hyu-ga

Year 2020

Premiere North American

Runtime 82

Country South Korea

Director Lee Ran-hee

Producer Shin Woon-seop

Executive Producer Shin Woon-seop

Writer Lee Ran-hee

Editor Lee Yeon-jung

Cinematographer Noh Sin-ung

Cast Lee Bong-ha, Kim Ah-seok, Shin Woon-seop