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PROGRAM - Competition - Korean Competition

Korean Competition

Myeoneuri: My Son’s Crazy Wife

DIRECTOR SUN Hobin Korean CompetitionWorld Premiere
Nation Korea 201780minDCPcolor Documentary
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For 3-year marriage, we have faught every holiday, on parents´ birthdays, at ancestral rituals, and even on Christmas. We argue all the time. Tension between my wife and my mother is killing me.

  • Review

    The protagonists of the documentary are the director’s wife and his mother, who fight all the time. The couple got married due to an unintended pregnancy. Every day is a battle between the two women. Because the daughter-in-law is bright, free-spirited, and independent from her husband’s family, she comes into conflict with her mother-in-law in everything. The things that look small and minor become big problems in the house.
    Myeoneuri: My Son’s Crazy Wife observes the resistance of a young, individualistic woman against the old patriarchal system. It depicts the outdated tradition through self-torturing satire. It´s a bitter satire because the one holding the camera is the husband. The director sometimes joins his wife’s rebellion and sometimes gets annoyed by it. He laments how the two good-hearted women have become enemies. [KIM Youngjin]

  • Credit

    Director SUN Hobin
    Screenplay SUN Hobin
    Producer PARK Jinsuk
    Cinematography NA Baru
    Editor MOON Indae
    Music KIM Wookhun
    Cast KIM Jin-young, CHO Kyungsook, SUN Kilkyoon, SUN Hobin


SUN Hobin

Born in 1981, Seoul, Korea. Studied Linguistics and Visualculture at Korea university. Made his first documentary film Reds(2011) during his college days. It was screened at Seoul Independent Documentary Film & Video Festival and Seoul Independent Film Festival in 2011. After Reds, he’ve kept making documentary films.