New Perspectives / UK premiere

Night Flight (Ya-gan-bi-haeng)

  • Leesong Hee-il /
  • South Korea /
  • 2014 /
  • 134 mins

Kwak Si-yang, Lee Jae-joon, Choi Jun-ha, Kim Chang-hwan, Park Hyuk-kwon, Park Mi-hyun, Hyun-sung / Fiction / Korean

Night Flight: an abandoned gay bar in downtown Seoul. A refuge. Two boys silhouetted as they are bathed in sunlight.

The struggles facing youths in contemporary South Korea are explored through the poetic and sensitive story of rebel Gi-woong and closeted Yong-ju, two old school friends united after being ostracised by their peer group. Director Leesong Hee-il's beautiful epic deftly uses this intimate story to explore homophobia and life as a minority within a culture driven to achieve. [18]

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