CART | 카트
New York Premiere
South Korea, 2014
Running Time: 103 minutes
Language: Korean with English subtitles
Director: Boo Ji-young
Cast: Yun Jung-ah, Moon Jung-hee, Kim Young-ae, Kim Kang-woo, Hwang Jeong-min, Chun Woo-hee
Showtimes: Monday, July 6, 8:45pm at Walter Reade Theatre
Boo Ji-young’s follow-up to Sisters On the Road is a formidable social drama and a moral shocker. Armed with a larger budget and a stellar cast, it nonetheless maintains the same human-scale storytelling that made her debut so memorable. Based on a true story, this is a David vs Goliath tale where a group of women band together and go on strike after their big box supermarket lays off all the temporary workers to cut costs. Although there are no definitive statements about life, death or society, the fate of these few women, unregarded citizens, leave an impression of grandeur, limitless suffering, and wrath. Boo allows each character in the ensemble quiet moments that personalize the massive labor issues South Korea faces. The women are facing their own doubts, poverty and the brutality of those trying to break the strike with incredibly fervent performances from the three leads Yum Jung-ha, Moon Jung-hee and Kim Young-ae.
Director Boo Ji-young and Producer Shim Jae-myung will attend the screening.
Presented with the support of Korean Cultural Service in New York. Co-presented with The Korea Society.