ALONERS 혼자 사는 사람들
Jina is the top employee at a credit card company call center. She avoids building close relationships, choosing instead to live and work alone. Her solitary lifestyle is interrupted when her neighbor, who often attempts to strike up conversations with her, dies alone in his apartment. From then on, Jina’s walls slowly start to crumble and she is forced to address the relationships she wanted to ignore: her father’s persistent calls about her mother’s inheritance, an intern whom Jina is assigned to train, and a new neighbor. In Hong Sung-eun’s subtle debut feature, the loneliness of living gradually reveals the fabric of life that invisibly weaves us together.
Seung-yeon Gong, Da-eun Jung, Hyun-woo Seo
Director: Sung-eun Hong, 1988, South Korea
Films: Aloners (2021) is her feature directorial debut.
Awards: Jeonju – Best Actor, CGV Arthouse Award Distribution Support Prize; Torino – Best Actress; Osaka Asian Film Festival – Grand Prix