Bound by Chastity Rule (열녀문) (1962)

  • October 9, 2019 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Wednesday
  • Oldham Theatre


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Director: Shin Sang Ok
Runtime: 101 minutes
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean with English subtitles
Rating: PG

As Korea gradually modernizes, Han is married off to an adolescent noble. When he dies prematurely, his conservative
mother forces her to preserve her chastity for the family’s honour. Han’s situation worsens when a progressive farmhand falls for her. Sympathetic to change, she develops feelings for him too. When Han becomes pregnant, the patriarch contains potential shame by isolating her until she delivers. When the child is born, he is given to the farmhand, who is then banished from the city. Years later, Han cares for her ailing but still abusive mother-inlaw. Han’s child, now a man, arrives at the household to see his mother. Will their shared oppression bind them, or will they be
torn from each other again?

To Note:
– All film screenings are held at Oldham Theatre, National Archives of Singapore.
– Tickets can also be purchased at the Oldham Theatre Box Office. The box office will be open one hour before the earliest showtime of the day on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
– Concession tickets apply to Students (Local & Overseas), Full-time National Servicemen (NSF), and Senior Citizens (55 years old and above) only.
– Please check the film rating before purchase of tickets. You may be asked to present your ID at the door (this applies to concession tickets as well).