Bucheon Choice: Shorts 2

Expectant

Hannah BANG|USA|2023|14min |World Premiere |15+

Code Time Theater Rate GV
217 6/30  14:00 - 16:03 CGV Sopung 8 15 GV
519 7/3  13:30 - 15:33 CGV Sopung 11 15 GV
736 7/5  20:00 - 22:03 CGV Sopung 8 15
217 6/30  14:00 - 16:03CGV Sopung 8
15  GV
519 7/3  13:30 - 15:33CGV Sopung 11
15  GV
736 7/5  20:00 - 22:03CGV Sopung 8
15

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Program Note

Ben, a soon-to-be father, attempts to build a crib for his child in the midst of a historic heatwave. As the weather worsens, he is plagued by horrific visions of the world his child will inherit. Hallucination and reality collide when Ben discovers a cancerous portal festering in the depths of his home. He is faced with a decision – embrace the encroaching darkness or choose to believe in a better future.

Program Note

There are many people around the world who are contemplating childbirth due to various reasons such as economic power, climate disasters, and war. In this couple expecting a child, while the wife eagerly anticipates the birth, the husband is anxious about the uncertain future. The suffocating heat, buzzing flies around, and dissonant sounds of wood heighten the tension. However, ultimately, the choice is one’s own, and the director says that someone will dream of a better world and not lose hope. (Kristin JI)

Director

한나 방

Hannah BANG

Hannah BANG is a South Korean writer and director with a love for stories about imperfect people. Her work covers a wide range of forms including an ensemble theater play Prodigy (2019) for the Hollywood Fringe Fest, a sponsored short film Ripple Effect (2021) that was shot using StageCraft, and a collaboration feature project Voodoo Macbeth (2021). She is a Jon Chu scholar and a recipient of Scholarship at USC and award. Her work has screened at festivals such as SXSW, Palm Springs IFF, Cleveland IFF and has been hosted by online platforms such as Vimeo Staff Pick and DUST.