Sun-hee, a veteran cashier and divorced mother of two, works at a large retail superstore as a temporary employee, alongside female co-workers like hard-edged Hye-mi and elderly cleaning lady Soon-rye. Diligent and by the book Sun-hee dutifully attends to her customers, while dreaming of a raise that would afford a better life for her children. When the store’s corporate honchos suddenly lay off all temporary employees without cause, Sun-hee and her co-workers unite to protest their wrongful dismissals. As the corporation intensifies its response to the strike, the group fragments and triggers increasing tensions at home. The once-unassuming Sun-hee discovers a potent will to fight.
Date: Saturday, February 20, 12PM
Location: Lehman Auditorium, 202 Altschul Hall
Boo Ji-Young attended the Korean Academy of Film Arts. She directed the feature film Sisters on the Road (2009), as well as four shorts: Spark (1997), His Humming (2000), A Drop of Clear Salty Liquid (2002), and A Time to Love (2011, co-directed with Yang Ik-June).