Memento Mori

Kim Tae-yong, Min Kyu-dong
여고괴담 두번째 이야기
1999
South Korea
98

Genesis Cinema

28 April

Friday

9:00pm

This Korean horror from the late 1990s is regarded as a breakthrough for LGBTQ+ representation. Min-ah discovers a secret diary and realises that her schoolmates Hyo-shin and Shee-eun are not just close friends but have, in fact, begun a forbidden romance. The mysterious diary begins to consume Min-ah. But when one of the diary’s writers is found dead from an apparent suicide, rumours spread, and Min-Ah begins to sense a strange presence. Soon, the once tranquil school is transformed into a morbid, uncanny place of terror, as the words in the diary begin to take on a life of their own. Transcending exploitative and misogynistic portrayals of queer desires as monstrous, Memento Mori offers a frank and empowering portrayal of lesbian characters, who are finally allowed to step out of the shadows. 

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Presented in partnership with Queer Horror Nights, a collaboration between Last Frame Club and Token Homo