After the death of her father, Myung makes a pilgrimage to her hometown to lead her father’s funeral ritual, decades after she left in the face of family and community transphobia. Now a professional Waack dancer, Myung seeks to use her coming inheritance to fund her transition. As part of her homecoming, Myung helps her cousin come out and contend with his homophobic parents. A masterfully shot debut feature, Peafowl follows Myung as she confronts her relationship with her family and finds her personal style of dancing.
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Byun Sung-bin makes his feature debut with Peafowl. He previously made the shorts Horn (2014), The Chicken of Wuzuh (2015), Hands and Wings (2019), and God’s Daughter Dances (2020), winner of the audience award at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.
Original Language Title 공작새
Premiere North American
Country South Korea
Director Byun Sung-bin
Producer Byun Sung-bin, Yoon Suk-chan
Writer Byun Sung-bin
Editor Lee Young-hoo
Cinematographer Kim Hae-in
Cast Hae-jun, Kim U-gyeom
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