Here’s a film based on a novel which has been the subject of controversy for its content which has been criticized for simplifying and exaggerating the gender issue in South Korea. Kim Ji-young, Born 1982 tells a story which many of us would be able to empathise with. Be it our own story, our mother’s story or our grandmother’s story. The film is led by top actors Jung Yu-mi and Gong Yoo, and addresses deep-rooted social issues in the Korean society.
Synopsis of Kim Ji-young, Born 1982:
Kim Ji-young (played by Jung Yu-mi) is an ordinary Korean woman in her 30s, living a simple life as a full-time mom and housewife. Despite having to give up her full-time job as well as other freedoms after marriage, she believes she is content in life as she is married to the man she loves and has a beautiful baby girl. However, her husband Dae-hyeon (played by Gong Yoo) soon realises that Ji-young is struggling emotionally, sometimes behaving as though she’s her mother, her best friend who died while giving birth, and her late grandmother.
Check out the trailer below:
Despite the controversial content of Kim Ji-young, Born 1982, the movie has been dominating the box offices in South Korea, with more than 2.5 million viewers since its release just two weeks ago! (x)clusive is giving away four pairs of tickets to the exclusive preview screening of Kim Ji-young, Born 1982 so you can find out for yourself why this movie has been the talk of the town for months, since it was announced that the novel of the same name was being made into a movie.
Details of the Exclusive Preview Screening:
Date: 12 November 2019, Tuesday
Venue: Golden Village Suntec
How to Win!
All you need to do is to 1) follow (x)clusive on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, 2) follow Purple Plan on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, then 3) fill in the form below for a chance to win! The contest ends on 10th November (Sunday), 2359H. Four (4) lucky winners will be picked at random. Winners will be contacted on 11th November 2019 (Monday) via email. Do note that multiple entries are not allowed and will automatically be disqualified.
Kim Ji-young, Born 1982 opens in Singapore on 14th November 2019.
Much thanks to the team at Purple Plan for the tickets!