PREVIEW: Korean Cinema NOW | Jane (꿈의 제인)

On Saturday, April 7, 1-3 PM, the Nam Center for Korean Studies will be hosting a screening of Jane at the Michigan Theater. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Jane is a Korean movie about loneliness and chosen family, centering around So-hyun (played by Lee Min-ji), whose boyfriend has recently gone missing. She meets a transgender woman named Jane (played by Gu Gyo-hwan) and, together with a group of runways named Ji-soo, Dae-po, and Jong-gu, the group sets out in search of the missing boyfriend.

Given that South Korea is a country that is relatively conservative when it comes to issues of of LGBT rights, I am interested to see how the transgender character of Jane is rendered, as well as the narrative she creates for herself in the movie.

More information can be found on the Nam Center’s Facebook event and the Michigan Theater’s website.

Image credits: The Michigan Theater

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