Spinning the Tales of Cruelty Towards Women (여인 잔혹사 물레야 물레야) (1983)

  • November 6, 2019 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Wednesday
  • Oldham Theatre


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Director: Lee Doo Young
Runtime: 100 minutes
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean with English subtitles
Rating: M18 (Sexual scenes and nudity)

Set in 15th century Korea, Kil-rye’s poor family weds her to an official’s deceased son. She endures her suffering stoically, submitting to the cruel logic governing her life as it moves to an inevitable conclusion. This highly-controversial film confronted Koreans with the incredible extent of women’s oppression during the Joseon era. So merciless was its demystification of this golden age that critics almost called it treason, inadvertently underlining the persistence of male domination in contemporary Korea.

To Note:
– 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.
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