In 2014, Korean director July Jung was a guest at WCA to present her now award-winning debut feature A Girl at My Door to the audience. The story revolved around a police officer, played by South Korean actress Doona Bae, who has to deal with an assault case. Jung's second feature, Next Sohee, again focuses on a female detective, also played by Doona Bae. The film had its world premiere at the last Cannes Film Festival, where it received a seven-minute standing ovation.
When high school student Sohee gets a job at a large Internet provider's call centre one of her dreams seems to come true. However, the dream soon turns into a nightmare; she is facing an extremely heavy workload, while only earning a fraction of the normal salary. Sohee cannot handle the stress and she takes her own life. In her determination to get to the bottom of Sohee's death, detective Oh Yu-jin (Doona) makes some staggering discoveries.
Q&A's with director July Jung
Wed. 24 aug | 21:00 | Rialto De Pijp*
Thu. 25 aug | 20:30 | Rialto VU
Fri. 26 aug | 19:00 | De Balie
Sat. 27 aug | 20:30 | Rialto VU
On Wednesday August 24, a special evening is organised for Next Sohee by LA RIOT. Click here for more information and to order tickets.
JULY JUNG (1980, South Korea) studied visual media arts at Sungkyunkwan University and completed a graduate programme at the Korea National University of Arts. After a decade spent making shorts her first feature, A Girl at My Door, was invited to Cannes’ Un Certain Regard and played at WCA in 2014. Next Sohee closed the 2022 Cannes Film Festival International Critics' Week.