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Part of SFFILM Festival

Lucky Chan-sil

Directed by Kim Cho-hee

South Korea | Fiction | 96

16 Apr
Thu, Apr 16, 2020 at 6:00 pm
YBCA 701 Mission St (between 3rd and 4th Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
18 Apr
Sat, Apr 18 at 4:15 pm
Roxie Theater


At a drunken wrap party, film producer Lee Chan-sil finds herself out of a job when the director she’s long collaborated with drops dead of a heart attack. At loose ends, she starts working as an assistant to an actress friend while reevaluating her life. There’s both humor and pathos in director Kim’s (who produced several of Hong Sang-soo’s recent works) film, as Chan-sil contends with a potential boyfriend who thinks Ozu is boring, her own creative aspirations, and the appearance of a young man who says he’s the ghost of Leslie Cheung.

“The self-reflexive style … is kept afloat by the genuine existential sadness of the lead character, who has devoted her life to her work in cinema, forsaking marriage and children, and is left doubting her life choices and wondering if she could perhaps change course.” –Marc Raymond, Senses of Cinema

Director Kim Cho-hee

A line producer and producer since 2009, Kim Cho-hee makes her writing/directing feature debut with Lucky Chan-sil, winner of the Busan International Film Festival KBS Independent Film Award at the Busan International Film Festival.

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Film Details

Language Korean

Original Language Title Chan-sil-yi-neun bok-do man-chi

Year 2019

Premiere North American

Runtime 96

Country South Korea

Director Kim Cho-hee

Producer Suh Dong-hyun, Kim Sung-eun

Writer Kim Cho-hee

Editor Son Yeon-ji

Cinematographer Ji Sang-bin

Music Jeong Jung-yeop

Cast Kang Mal-geum,, Youn Yuh-jung, Kim Young-min