Yi-jung is in her late twenties and still lives with her mother. Having raised her daughter alone, Su-kyung is now ready to start a new life with her fiancé. Not so Yi-jung, who from an early age has all too often had to serve as an outlet for her irascible mother’s frustrations. The many years of disregard have left her with a crippling mixture of suppressed feelings towards her mother. When an argument between the two escalates in a supermarket car park, Su-kyung hits her daughter with her car. Just an accident, the mother claims. Malicious intent, Yi-jung retorts. This rebellion marks the beginning of an arduous process for both women to cut the cord.
She was born in Incheon, South Korea in 1992. A graduate of the Korean Academy of Film Arts, she has shot short films like ‘Submarine Sickness’ (2014), ‘Hamster’ (2016), ‘Playing with Fire’ (2018) and ‘Container’ (2018). ‘The Apartment with Two Women’ is her debut feature, which won the New Currents Award at Busan 2021 and was selected to screen in
the Panorama section of the Berlin Festival.