Korean Film Festival in Australia 2019 ACMI + Consulate General of the Republic of Korea presents

Birthday

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The first-ever South Korean film to explore the 2014 tragic sinking of the MV Sewol ferry, Birthday tells the story of a family coping with the loss of their son in April 2014, and the people who love him reminiscing their memories of him when his birthday approaches.

The Sewol tragedy was perhaps the most painful event in Korea’s modern times, and this gentle drama about one affected family holds space for grieving audiences on its five year anniversary.