Director: Kim Tae-yong, Min Kyu-dong
Runtime: 98 minutes
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean with English subtitles
Rating: R21 (Homosexual content)
One of Korea’s first commercial films depicting lesbian characters, this eerily elegiac horror is set in a girls’ school with a dark history. The plot unfolds nonlinearly, as Min-ah reads the diary of two seniors and their tragic romance is revealed. Ostracised by prejudiced schoolmates, Shi-eun and Hyo-shin’s relationship is tested. A grave decision turns the school into a host to the supernatural. With the prevalence of gender segregated schools in Korea, the relationships within Memento Mori queers the practised Confucianism and depict femininity as a threat to institutionalised patriarchy.
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