Feminist and Humanist

Kim Ko-eun
  • Korea
  • 2017
  • 41min
  • DCP
  • Color
Non-CompetitionKorean Docs Showcase

Screening Schedule

  • 09월 23일 15:30-17:08 상영코드 211 메가박스 백석 7관 G Q&A
  • 09월 26일 20:00-21:38 상영코드 505 메가박스 백석 2관 G
* Unless follwing Subtitle code is marked, all films will have English subtitles.
N None English dialogue without English subtitle
K Korean dialogue without English subtitle
ND No Dialogue


It is the story of Koeun who is a self-called a feminist and Boyoung who is a self-called a humanist.


  • Kim Ko-eun
    The return of the Prodigal son (2016)
Director's Statement
One day I said to him, “you need to know feminism” and He replied to me “if you’re a feminist, I’m a humanist”. So I took a movie.


What the title of the film means, <Feminist and Humanist> like a play of words, it could be read into the words Go-eun had thrown at Bo-young, after going see an obstetrics doctor alone. "Is the candle movement in the Plaza so important? Is the candle movement so important, though I'm sick?” Bo-young, in earnest over a social movement, is too busy to have time to sleep, and Go-eun meets a doctor and goes through an examination by herself. It seems that the social movement, making him busy, does not include the problems that affect her. That time, the sense of betrayal took her in anger and she showered him with curses. This moment is just embarrassing for Bo-young. He is also angry at the epithet, because he does not know why she is upset. They raise their voices and screech at each other, but they cannot send the bottom of their hearts to each other.
The relationship, like the Möbius band of passing the moment of a let-up and being again in troubles with each other makes them tired and also many other lovers in some variations. Go-eun, taking her camera to reflect on their relation and to refresh it, is seeking out the conclusion, for a solution or a catastrophe, but their life outside the documentary goes against them. The film, in which their relation lasts even though their problems occur repeatedly, could make the audience recall the problems hiding in their own mind like the real. [Jeong Gyeong-hui]


  • Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor  Kim Ko-eun

Distribution / World Sales

  • Contribution & World Sales  Kim Ko-eun
  • E-mail  chloe_feu@naver.com