Yeong Ja’s Heydays (영자의 전성시대) (1975)

  • November 10, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Sunday
  • Oldham Theatre


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Director: Kim Ho Sun
Runtime: 103 minutes
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean with English subtitles
Rating: NC16 (Sexual Violence)

This wildly popular ’70s film depicts Koreans struggling to adapt to new realities as post-war industrialization delegitimizes their old understandings of the past. An incident lands Vietnam veteran Chang-su in jail. He meets Yeong-ja, a long-lost love from before the war. Once a demure country girl, she has become a brassy, disabled sex worker in order to make ends meet. Chang-su wants to save Yeong-ja. But does she want to be saved? And is Chang-su still the right person for her?

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.
– 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. Please note that you may be asked to present your ID at the door (this applies to concession tickets as well).