Queer East Festival 2024
17 — 28 April
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Moonlit Winter (UK Premiere)
South Korea, 2019

Feature, UK Premiere,
Directed by
Daehyung Lim
Running time
106 min mins

Moonlit Winter tells the story of Saebom, a high school student who lives with her mother Yunhee, who has become depressed, having recently had a divorce. But she never shares her feelings with her daughter. So when Saebom finds a love letter sent to Yunhee from Hokkaido in Japan, she begins to wonder about her mother’s mysterious past. Sensing the opportunity for them to develop a closer relationship, Saebom concocts a plan to find the sender of the letter, and the two embark on a trip to Hokkaido. Exploring the liberating effects of generational change, Moonlit Winter is a heartfelt tale about a woman’s revisiting of her hidden past. The film won several prizes, including Best Director and Best Screenplay at the Blue Dragon Awards and the Korean Association of Film Critics Awards.

With a pre-recorded introduction by Jinhee Choi, King’s College London.

Director Bio

Originally from Keumsan, director Daehyung Lim moved to Seoul to study filmmaking. In 2014, he won the Best Short Film Award at the Seoul Independent Film Festival for The World of If, and his first feature Merry Christmas Mr. Mo won the NETPAC Award at the 2016 Busan International Film Festival.


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