Korean Documentary: Cats Apartment/고양이들의 아파트 18


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This film was last shown on 17 April 2024

When a prominent apartment complex in Eastern Seoul was marked for redevelopment, compensation and the desire to live in a new and more modern apartment meant many people quickly agreed to reallocate, leaving a vast nearly deserted complex.

This abandoned area quickly became a haven fora flourishing community of stray cats. Concerned citizens took it upon themselves to provide food and care for the animals in their temporary, tranquil feline sanctuary. However, the imminent arrival of the construction crews places this thriving community under threat.

This thoughtful and carefully observed documentary was directed by renowned filmmaker Jeong Jaeeun. We see a captivating portrayal of the cats as equal partners in society rather than mere recipients of care from affectionate humans. In a city marked by perpetual creation and destruction, this documentary emphasises the roles that we all play, animal and human, in the world around us.

Screening as part of our Korean Documentary season in partnership with University of Sheffield School of East Asian Studies.

This film has not been rated by the BBFC, therefore we cannot allow entry to those under 18.

F-Rated: Directed by Jeong Jaeeun

Jeong Jaeeun
1 hour 36 minutes
Korean with English Subtitles


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