A Bedsore



Director: Hye-jung Shim
Year: 2019
Duration: 110′
Language: VOSE / VOSC
Genre: Drama

The seemingly idyllic domestic life of retired pensioner Chang-sik and his bedridden after a stroke and speechless wife Gil-soon, as well as his caretaker Sook-ok, an undocumented Chinese- Korean immigrant, begins to crumble when Gil-soon develops an ulcer that does not heal. The appearance of the ulcer opens up old wounds and family grievances in this debut feature by Shim Hyejung, which makes us reflect on the ethics of caring for the elderly and the disabled, as well as the responsibilities we have as family members, social workers or geriatricians.

Shim Hyejung has presented his films in places like PAN ASIA in Korea, the Academy of Arts in Iran and the JCCAC in Hong Kong. He has also competed in film festivals such as the Jeonju International Film Festival, the Seoul International New Media Festival and many other Korean film festivals. In 2017, his film Camellias in Bloom was nominated in the short-film section at the 38th Blue Dragon Awards.


6th – 22nd of November