Korean Fantastic: Shorts 1

The New Tale of Rat Wife

KIM Yoon-sun|Korea|2023|19min |Korean Premiere |15+

Code Time Theater Rate GV
328 7/1  16:30 - 17:53 CGV Sopung 4 15 GV
516 7/3  14:00 - 15:23 CGV Sopung 8 15 GV
710 7/5  11:00 - 12:23 CGV Sopung 11 15
328 7/1  16:30 - 17:53CGV Sopung 4
15  GV
516 7/3  14:00 - 15:23CGV Sopung 8
15  GV
710 7/5  11:00 - 12:23CGV Sopung 11

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Program Note

A wife who is pressured to have a baby, encounters a rat wife who happens to look just like herself.

Program Note

Taking inspiration from the folklore of a rat that consumes human fingernails, and then transforms into the image of the person they belonged to, the narrative delivers a disturbing blow to traditional family relationships, which persist as a vice-like habit, even in the 21st century. A wife, unable to conceive, endures her mother-in-law’s disdain and is constantly compared to and pitted against the rat wife, who suddenly appears. The striking use of red color and rhythmic direction employing traditional music is captivating. (SONG Eunji)



KIM Yoon-sun

Yoon-sun Kim, born in 1993, Seoul, graduated from Hanyang University(the degree of Bachelor of Arts, Theater and Film). She then entered the Korea National University of Arts to continue her study and directed Trapped, The Last Egg on Earth.