Kim Ji Young, Born 1982 is a movie adaptation of the controversial South Korean best-selling novel that tackles the inherent sexism in today’s society.
Kim Ji Young is a story about an ordinary housewife who toils over her child and husband day in and day out. When she falls into postpartum depression, her supportive husband encourages her to seek help. In her conversations with her psychiatrist, they show the gender roles that are so rooted in our society. Kim Ji Young is the embodiment of every woman – daughter, wife, mother, friend, and colleague – who goes through the same hurdles as we do.
The movie’s director didn’t focus on a pessimistic approach to telling the story. “I wanted to send a hopeful message to all Kim Ji Youngs in 2019,” Kim Do Yeong said in an interview, “that they are living in a better world than Ji Young’s mother, and their children will be as well.”
The movie stars Jung Yu Mi and Gong Yoo who have worked together before in Silenced and Train to Busan.
You can watch “Kim Ji Young, Born 1982” on Viu, the go-to streaming platform for the latest Korean and Asian dramas and variety shows. The Viu app is available for FREE on the PlayStore and AppStore or access it on your browser at www.viu.com. The South Korean feminist movie will be available to Viu Premium subscribers beginning April 1 at 11PM.
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