Queer East: Between The Seasons

UK Premiere. “Kim Jun-sik’s careful pacing results in an accomplished work that also serves as a winning plea for tolerance and the right to be yourself.” Screen Daily

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The reserved Hae-Soo (Rie Young-Zin) starts a new life, moving from Seoul to a new city and taking ownership of a small café. A high-school student, Ye-Jin (Yoon Hye-Ri), becomes a regular customer and eventually starts working there on a part-time basis. Fate pushes the two women together, and a friendship develops that brings a spark of life back to Hae-Soo. However, it soon becomes clear that they both have their secrets, which they guard carefully. Displaying a sensitive touch, Kim Jun-Sik’s debut feature avoids melodrama and gently develops the emotional lives of the two women, slowly blossoming into a thoughtful, touching reflection on gender, sexuality and self-acceptance.

Preceded by short film:
Catch the Light
Dir Siddharth Chauhan | India | 2019 | 22min
A teenage girl who is visually impaired finds it difficult to start a relationship, but things change when she falls in love with her friend. (With support from Lotus Visual)

As part of Brent 2020, London Borough of Culture, Queer East Film Festival is a curated series showcasing rarely seen LGBTQ+ cinema from East and Southeast Asia, echoing Brent’s strong Asian affiliations and championing the city’s diverse voices.

Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.


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123 mins

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