The World of Us (Woorideul)

Director(s): Yoon Ga-eun
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean w/English subtitles
Live Action | 2016 | 95 min
Recommended for ages 10+ (Parental Guidance: intense bullying, emotional manipulation)

Rhode Island Premiere

The smallest hearts break the hardest. Ten-year-old Sun is an outcast at school. During summer vacation, she meets Jia, the new kid in town. Sun shows Jia around the neighborhood, they play at each other’s houses and share secrets, and become best friends. But when school starts, Jia begins to distance herself from Sun. This film shows how the world of kids are extensions of the world of adults: class jealousy, social ranking, and family responsibility are all in play. The tender colors and gentle cinematography also evoke a vision of childhood that, despite the complex social dynamics, remains delicately beautiful.

Best Film of the Year 2016, Korean Association of Film Critics

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