The Murmuring (낮은 목소리) (1995) | Faces of the Korean Woman


3 tickets: $20 || 5 tickets: $30
(U.P. $10 per ticket)

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The Murmuring (낮은 목소리) (1995)

Director: Byun Young Joo
Runtime: 98 minutes
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean with English subtitles
Rating: TBA

17 November, Saturday - 2PM

One of the most acclaimed Korean documentaries, The Murmuring is the first film in director Byun Young-joo’s trilogy on the past and present lives of Korean women who were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during WWII. It portrays their struggle to overcome the sense of shame that had been planted in them and reinforced by an unsympathetic public. Instead of allowing this neglected part of Korean history to fade away, they lead weekly protests outside the Japanese embassy to push for a formal apology and compensation from the Japanese government. Over the years, Byun’s films have significantly aided these efforts. This, her first feature, was also the first local documentary to acquire a major theatrical release in Korea.

To Note:
- All film screenings are held at Oldham Theatre, National Archives of Singapore.
- Tickets can be purchased at the Oldham Theatre Box Office. The box office will be open one hour before the earliest showtime of the day on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
- Concession tickets apply to Students (Local & Overseas), Full-time National Servicemen (NSF), and Senior Citizens (55 years old and above) only.
- Please check the film rating before purchase of tickets. Please note that you may be asked to present your ID at the door (this applies to concession tickets as well).



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About Faces of the Korean Woman
6 Oct - 17 Nov | Oldham Theatre

To commemorate 100 years of Korean cinema in 2019, the Asian Film Archive presents Faces of the Korean Woman, a film programme that explores the multi-faceted portrayal of women throughout Korean film history from the 1930s to the 2010s.

As the figure of the Korean woman moves through tumultuous periods of Korean history―from the Joseon Dynasty, to the Park Chung-hee era, up to the contemporary times of neoliberalism―we see various interpretations of girlhood and womanhood manifested on screen, albeit through a predominantly male-oriented lens. They oscillate between the virtuous and the vampish, the pitiful and the horrific, the subjugated and the fiercely independent.

Featuring historically important early classics, popular genre films and critically acclaimed works by iconic male and female Korean directors, the programme’s 24 female character-driven films hope to offer a retrospective view on female representation in Korean cinema, and open up new perspectives through the restoration of their faces within the cinematic imaginary.

Supported by the Korean Film Archive (KOFA)

Sun Nov 17, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM SGT
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[General] The Murmuring (1995) - 17 November, 2pm SOLD OUT $10.00
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