Park Hoon-Jung’s ‘The Witch’ screening at LEAFF 2018


By   |  Oct 23, 2018

The South Korean action thriller ‘The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion’ (마녀) will be screening at this year’s London East Asia Film Festival on November 2 at the Vue in Piccadilly, London. The event will also include a Q&A with director Park Hoon-Jung and leading actress Kim Da-Mi.

The film revolves around around a young girl who, after enduring a violent upbringing, finds herself involved in a situation where she must go up against a group of mysterious assailants. The cast includes Kim Da-Mi, Choi Woo-Sik, Jo Min-Soo, and Park Hee-Soon.

Synopsis: 10 years ago, Ja-yoon (Kim Da-Mi) escaped from a government facility in the midst of an inexplicable incident by herself and lost all her memory. An old couple takes her in even though she doesn’t know her name or age. She grows up to be a bright high school student and enters a nationally televised audition program to win the top prize and help her struggling family out. As soon as she appears on TV, strange people start appearing in her life. A man named ‘Nobleman’ (Choi Woo-Sik) constantly roams around her, in addition to ‘Dr. Baek’ (Jo Min-Soo) and ‘Mr. Choi’ (Park Hee-Soon) who have been searching for her since her disappearance. Ja-yoon’s life falls into turmoil as they turn her seemingly ordinary life upside down in a blink of an eye.

You can book tickets now at thewitch.eventbrite.co.uk.

Phil Mills
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