Bound by Chastity Rule (열녀문) (1962) | Faces of the Korean Woman


3 tickets: $20 || 5 tickets: $30
(U.P. $10 per ticket)

The bundle ticket packages are available for purchase only at Oldham Theatre’s Box Office. The box office will be open one hour before the earliest showtime of the day on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Bound by Chastity Rule (열녀문) (1962)

Director: Shin Sang Ok
Runtime: 101 minutes
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean with English subtitles
Rating: PG

9 October, Wednesday - 8PM

As Korea gradually modernizes, Han is married off to an adolescent noble. When he dies prematurely, his conservative
mother forces her to preserve her chastity for the family's honour. Han’s situation worsens when a progressive farmhand falls for her. Sympathetic to change, she develops feelings for him too. When Han becomes pregnant, the patriarch contains potential shame by isolating her until she delivers. When the child is born, he is given to the farmhand, who is then banished from the city. Years later, Han cares for her ailing but still abusive mother-inlaw. Han’s child, now a man, arrives at the household to see his mother. Will their shared oppression bind them, or will they be
torn from each other again?

To Note:
- All film screenings are held at Oldham Theatre, National Archives of Singapore.
- Tickets can also be purchased at the Oldham Theatre Box Office. The box office will be open one hour before the earliest showtime of the day on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
- Concession tickets apply to Students (Local & Overseas), Full-time National Servicemen (NSF), and Senior Citizens (55 years old and above) only.
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About Faces of the Korean Woman
6 Oct - 17 Nov | Oldham Theatre

To commemorate 100 years of Korean cinema in 2019, the Asian Film Archive presents Faces of the Korean Woman, a film programme that explores the multi-faceted portrayal of women throughout Korean film history from the 1930s to the 2010s.

As the figure of the Korean woman moves through tumultuous periods of Korean history―from the Joseon Dynasty, to the Park Chung-hee era, up to the contemporary times of neoliberalism―we see various interpretations of girlhood and womanhood manifested on screen, albeit through a predominantly male-oriented lens. They oscillate between the virtuous and the vampish, the pitiful and the horrific, the subjugated and the fiercely independent.

Featuring historically important early classics, popular genre films and critically acclaimed works by iconic male and female Korean directors, the programme’s 24 female character-driven films offer a retrospective view on female representation in Korean cinema, and open up new perspectives through the restoration of their faces within the cinematic imaginary.

Supported by the Korean Film Archive (KOFA)

  • The event description was updated. Diff#481285 2019-10-08 10:38:31
Wed Oct 9, 2019
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
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