Film Screening: The Bacchus Lady (featuring filmmaker E J-yong)
Film - Feature: Center for Korean Studies: Other Campus Events | September 21 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
The Bacchus Lady (죽여주는 여자) looks into the issue of elderly prostitution in South Korea. So-Young, an elderly lady who provides sex services to the male senior citizens using the pretext of selling Bacchus (an energy drink) to them. When So-Young picks up a Korean-Filipino boy named Min-Ho from the clinic she visits after Min-Ho's mother stabs the doctor (Min-Ho's father), she takes care of him while seeking a living through prostitution. From her interactions with her former clients, she finds that the golden age in their silver years may not be that bright after all.
We will be joined by the filmmaker E J-yong, who will introduce the film and stay for a Q&A following the film.