Yeong-ja’s Heydays
(영자의 전성시대 /
Yeongja-ui jeonseongsidae) (1975)

  • October 1, 2021 | 8:00 PM - 9:45 PM | Friday
  • 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)

Full Synopsis
Chang-su falls in love with his boss’s housemaid Yeong-ja and proposes to her before leaving for the Vietnam War. Soon after, Yeong-ja loses her job, becomes disabled and turns to sex work to make ends meet. Returning after three years, Chang-su vows to protect Yeong-ja, as they both face an uncertain future.

Though the narrative is rife with melodrama, it offers a startling glimpse into the youth culture emerging out of the post-war industrialisation era in Korea. Exuding a punk energy juxtaposed with the tragic spiralling of the heroine, this film offers a bittersweet tone to the Fatal & Fallen programme whilst embodying a heady mix of recklessness and misery.

* The screening of this film is supported by the Korean Film Archive.

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