Part of SFFILM Festival
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
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.
Original Language Title Chan-sil-yi-neun bok-do man-chi
Premiere North American
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