QUEEN OF WALKING (걷기왕)

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Directed by: Baek Seung-hwa 2016 | 88 min.

Section: Spotlight on Korea

Premiere: International Premiere

Countries: South Korea

Languages: Korean, with English subtitles

Genres: Asian Cinema, Comedy, Coming of Age, Sports


Synopsis

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Sim Eun-kyeong (MISS GRANNY) stars in one of the funniest Korean comedies of the year! Man-bok (Sim) has a problem. Since childhood, she’s suffered from extreme motion sickness. As a result, she must make the arduous 2-hour journey on foot to school (and back home) everyday. While she struggles academically and socially, over the years she has developed some serious walking skills.

When her overzealous homeroom teacher discovers Man-bok’s plight/secret skill, she is determined to use this to help her find her life’s passion. Before she knows it, Man-bok has been recruited for the school’s ‘race walking’ team (a slightly lesser-known event of the track and field). However, this is much to the chagrin of the race walking team captain, a former running phenom who has already determined that Man-bok will not make the grade. With the odds stacked against her, will Man-bok discover a passion she never knew she had?

A truly delightful film, QUEEN OF WALKING provides the perfect platform for lead actress Shim Eu-Kyung and her unique quirky comedic style. Shim leads the film with her nuanced, satisfyingly funny portrayal of main character Man-bok, while the film offers a crowd-pleasing, enjoyable experience for audiences of all ages.
-Anna Page

Screenings

Thursday, November 10 6:15 PM Dole Cannery B Date Passed
Saturday, November 12 1:30 PM Dole Cannery B Date Passed
Friday, November 18 8:00 PM Kauai Waimea Theater Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Baek Seung-hwa
Cast Shim Eun-Kyung, Yoon Ji-Won, Park Joo-Hee, Heo Jung-Do, Kim Sae-Byuk
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