Microhabitat (소공녀) (2018) | Faces of the Korean Woman


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

The bundle ticket packages are available for purchase only at Oldham Theatre’s Box Office. The box office will be open one hour before the earliest showtime of the day on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Microhabitat (소공녀) (2018)

Director: Jeon Go Woon
Runtime: 106 minutes
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean with English subtitles
Rating: PG13 (Some coarse language and smoking scenes)

16 November, Saturday - 8PM

Housekeeper Miso is a woman of simple pleasures: all she needs is cigarettes, whiskey, and her wannabe-artist boyfriend. Amidst the pressures of big-city life, Miso is unwilling to give up her comforts—so she ditches her apartment and couch surfs at her former college bandmates’. But as she reconnects with old friends, she gets mixed up in the complications of their very different lives. Jumping from couch to couch, Miso reconsiders her place in life and decides on a new path. Microhabitat unfolds a tender, comic narrative that sensitively details the realities of millennial women who experience economic instability, job precarity, and homelessness.

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)

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Sat Nov 16, 2019
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
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