“Kim Ji-young, Born 1982” is a movie adaptation of the controversial South Korean best-selling novel that tackles the inherent sexism in today’s society.
The movie stars Jung Yu-mi and Gong Yoo who have worked together before in “Silenced” and “Train to Busan.”
The film is about a housewife who falls into postpartum depression, her supportive husband encourages her to seek help. Her conversation with her psychiatrist shows gender roles rooted in the society.
“I wanted to send a hopeful message to all Kim Ji-youngs in 2019,” Kim Do-yeong said in an interview, “that they are living in a better world than Ji-young’s mother, and their children will be as well.”
Premium subscribers of VIU can watch “Kim Ji-young, Born 1982” starting April 1.