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A Princess' One-Sided Love + Introduction
Institute of Contemporary Arts
A Princess’ One-Sided Love (공주님의 짝사랑), dir. Choi Eun-hee, South Korea 1967, 94 min.

The Joseon era: Suk-gyeong is the youngest daughter of the late king, whose brother now sits on the throne; her five sisters have been married off to worthy but dull court nobles, a fate she is determined to avoid. So after meeting a handsome young scholar, Suk-yeong resolves to search for him, contriving to leave the palace grounds in which she has been confined her whole life.

In this lively costume drama, director Choi Eun-hee, the third woman to direct films in South Korea, takes aim at the stifling class and gender structures navigated by the stubbornly romantic Suk-yeong. A Princess’ One-Sided Love is ultimately a film about role-play in all its myriad forms: a sly comic testament to what can be learned by dressing up.

The screening will be preceded by an introduction by from Eunji Lee, Curator and Festival Director of London Korean Film Festival.
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06:30 pm
Fri, 19 Apr 2024
Cinema 1

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