“One of the best surprises of the 2014 Cannes festival.” – The Sydney Morning Herald
Policewoman Young-nam (Air Doll and Cloud Atlas’ Doona Bae) has transferred from Seoul to a small coastal village in a bid to escape her past. Struggling to cope as the only female cop in an unfamiliar town, she ends up taking in confused 14-year-old Dohee, who is being abused by her politically powerful father. But then Young-nam’s erratic ex-girlfriend arrives unannounced, and the stage is set for a showdown that could destroy them all.
A savage take-down of patriarchal Korean mores, A Girl at My Door is the sharply composed feature film debut of writer-director July Jung, assisted by the killer production duo of Lee Chang-dong and Lee Joon-dong, both legends of the Korean screen and Asia Pacific Screen Association Academy members.
Drawing a three-minute standing ovation when it premiered in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section this year, A Girl at My Door has been hailed as a masterfully constructed work – a slow-burn thriller that’s primed to explode for its shocking finale.