Dir: July Jung, 2014, South Korea, 119 mins, Cert: 15
Thu 27th Aug | 8 p.m.
Tickets: £5 / £4
Young-nam was a top graduate of the Korean police academy, but due to “misconduct” is transferred to a post at a small seaside village. On her first patrol she encounters the mysterious Dohee; a young girl excluded by her local community.
As Young-nam adapts to her new life, she witnesses Dohee’s situation and is compelled to protect the girl from her family by letting her move in. All is well with this unconventional arrangement until Dohee’s drunken father decides he wants her back.
Premiered in the Un Certain Regard competition at Cannes, A Girl at My Door is a fresh and rare gem from July Jung, one of the few female filmmakers to have emerged from South Korea.