fbpx

Three Sisters
세자매

South Korea2021115 minKorean with English subtitlesDrama, Reel Asian Award Winner

Mi-yeon seems to be living the perfect life as a choirmaster and the wife of a successful man. In comparison, her sisters Hee-sook and Mi-ok seem to be miserable, making Mi-yeon frustrated. But in the shadow behind her perfect smile, Mi-yeon’s also suffering from the three sisters’ shared childhood trauma that they’ve yet to come to terms with. On the day of their father’s birthday, the monstrous truth breaks free from its bubble, leading to turmoil.

Three Sisters is an emotional rollercoaster that samples contemporary Korean society. It critically questions how domestic violence, childhood trauma, and social standing are both seen and overlooked through the stories of the three unique characters. Moon So-ri, an award-winning actress and the film’s co-producer, plays Mi-yeon in a rare and strong women-led film with a cathartic ending.

- June Kim

 

Cast

Moon So-ri

Kim Sun-young

Jang Yoon-ju

Recognitions

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Jeonju International Film Festival, 2020

Busan International Film Festival, 2020

Osaka Asian Film Festival, 2021

 

AWARDS

Best Supporting Actress, Baeksang Arts Awards, 2021

Director Bio

Lee Seung-won

Lee Seung-won’s debut feature, Communication and Lies (2015), was shown at festivals like the Busan International Film Festival and International Film Festival Rotterdam, and won several awards including the NETPAC Award at Busan. Three Sisters is Lee’s third feature and another collaboration with his wife, Kim Sun-young.

10 Nov, 2021

to 19 Nov, 2021

The first 100 tickets were free with support from the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Toronto

BUY TICKETS
BUY STUDENT • SENIOR • ARTS WORKER • UN(DER)WAGED TICKETS

Rating

AA

Sponsors

With Support From

Community Partner

Accessibility

This presentation has English subtitles.

Active Listener symbol  An Active Listener will be available to offer one-on-one peer support for viewers who may find the content of this presentation triggering. More info on how to access here.

You May Also Like...

Features
My Missing Valentine

Hsiao-chi has never been an ordinary girl. She is always a step faster than everyone else, perhaps too fast for her to connect with anyone romantically. With Valentine’s Day approaching, Hsiao-chi’s anxious about finding someone. When she finds herself the dream date, she goes to bed looking forward to Valentine’s Day. But to her surprise and disappointment, she wakes up on February 15. Maybe A-tai, the bus driver who is a step slower than everyone else, has the answer to her missing Valentine’s Day. 

10 Nov. - 19 Nov.

Canadian Spotlight
Continuous Journey

Continuous Journey is a complex tale of hope, despair, treachery, and tragedy. It is a revealing Canadian story with global ramifications, set in a time when the British Empire seemed omnipresent and its subjects were restless and seeking self-determination.

10 Nov. - 19 Nov.

Features
Online Presentation: Islands

Shy, sheltered, middle-aged Joshua lives with his elderly parents and is desperately lonely as he longs for a wife. When he’s suddenly forced into a caretaking role for his family, Joshua goes further adrift into isolation, and his Scarborough bungalow feels like a prison. Help arrives unexpectedly when his cousin Marisol flies in from overseas to help—except now, Joshua finds himself confronted with emotions and experiences he’s never had before.

10 Nov. - 19 Nov.

Open Tickets Cart