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House Of The Seasons

Directed by Oh Jung-min
South Korea
121 minutes
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A tofu factory in Daegu, Korea, is the setting for this tender, moving, and funny inter-generational family saga – an award-winning highlight of the Busan International Film Festival.
As summer arrives, the entire Kim clan gathers for the annual ceremony dedicated to the ancestors. As they bicker and argue over cooking methods, the hierarchy quickly becomes clear. When young Seong-jin finally arrives from Seoul, where he’s pursuing a career in acting, all attention is diverted to him – the golden grandson expected to continue the family’s legacy and take over the tofu factory. But Seong-jin has plans for his future that disrupt the familial order. As the seasons pass by, the family must contemplate their changing world in this extraordinarily confident debut by director Oh Jung-min.
Male bias and son-worship in Korean society are delicately held up for scrutiny in a film that is in its own small way a kind of tofu-dynasty Succession
Lee Marshall, Screen International
Oh’s film is most reminiscent of the work of the late Taiwanese master Edward Yang (Yi Yi), and there can be little higher praise
Jessica Kiang, Variety
Program Strand
Original Title
South Korea
In Korean and Japanese with English and Korean subtitles
Oh Jung-min
Jang Ji-won, Jeong Joeun
Kang Seung Ho, Woo Sangjeon, Son Sook
Oh Jung-min
Lee Jinkeun
Oh Jung-min
Australian Premiere
Company Credits
Sales Agent: Indiestory Inc.
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