“A keenly observed portrait of a family living in a communication vacuum” – Hollywood Reporter
On the eve of his retirement, family patriarch Kim announces that he’s planning to divorce his oblivious wife. As the family struggles to come to terms with the shocking, seemingly unprompted pronouncement, old resentments and hidden secrets come bubbling to the surface – and when a heavy snowfall seals them all in together, there’s no escaping the fallout.
Writer-director Kim Dae-hwan delivers an engrossing, remarkably assured debut in this compelling, slow-burn domestic drama. Winner of the New Currents Award at the 2014 Busan International Film Festival, End of Winter is a riveting character study: a subtle portrait of a family unravelling at the seams.
Director Lee Im-kul and actress Lee Young-Ian in attendance on 25 November.