Paju (파주) (2009)

  • October 20, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Sunday
  • Oldham Theatre


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Director: Park Chan Ok
Runtime: 110 minutes
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean with English subtitles
Rating: R21 (Sexual scenes)

Paju is about the messy, moral ambiguity of modern life and the resulting estrangement one may feel with loved ones. Eun-mo returns to Paju after a long absence. Her apartment is about to be demolished, its residents forcibly evicted. Amidst this chaos, she recognizes the anti-eviction leader, with whom she shared a tortured history, but whose past remains a mystery. As Eun-mo now digs deeper, we discover, through flashbacks, that he was a teacher who married her sister, that she blames him for her death and that, nonetheless, she loved him intensely. As his former life as an activist unravels, the city reveals itself perpetually torn between embracing and resisting change, where the shadow of past wrongs hangs over all.

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– All film screenings are held at Oldham Theatre, National Archives of Singapore.
– Tickets can 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.
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