Gong Yoo (left) plays Jung Yu-mi’s understanding husband in Kim Ji-young, Born 1982. Photo: Handout Gong Yoo (left) plays Jung Yu-mi’s understanding husband in Kim Ji-young, Born 1982. Photo: Handout
Gong Yoo (left) plays Jung Yu-mi’s understanding husband in Kim Ji-young, Born 1982. Photo: Handout
Rob Garratt
Opinion

Opinion

Rob Garratt

Why Kim Ji-young, Born 1982 isn’t just a feminist film – it’s a movie for modern men everywhere

Based on Cho Nam-joo’s bestselling novel of the same name, the feminist themes of Kim Ji-young, Born in 1982 sparked a battle of ideas in Korea – but Rob Garratt never expected Gong Yoo’s relatable portrait of a modern man shackled by his own societal pressures

Gong Yoo (left) plays Jung Yu-mi’s understanding husband in Kim Ji-young, Born 1982. Photo: Handout Gong Yoo (left) plays Jung Yu-mi’s understanding husband in Kim Ji-young, Born 1982. Photo: Handout
Gong Yoo (left) plays Jung Yu-mi’s understanding husband in Kim Ji-young, Born 1982. Photo: Handout
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