Director: Hwan Lee
Section: International Independents
Country: Republic of Korea
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Gahee Kim, Minah Kang, Jaekyoon Lee
The 18-year-old antiheroine of the title is still in school, but already living on her own. The other teenagers who hang out with her call her "Mama", without implying any genuine affection. It's seldom found in this haunting portrait of a generation whose lives revolve around condescension, insults, instant noodles and sex.
Meet the director
Hwan Lee studied acting at Daejin University and has since appeared in independent productions such as CHARACTERS (2011) as well as in blockbusters such as THE AGE OF SHADOWS (2016). He directed the short films BULLSHIT (2011) and HOME (2013), which were shown at numerous festivals. PARK HWA-YOUNG is his first feature-length film.
Screenplay: Hwan Lee
Director of Photography: Sangwon Moon
Film Editor: Hyunju Cho
Composer: Doi Oh
Production Designer: Jungmin Yoo
Costume Design: Juhee Jang
Sound: Seokwon Kim
Producer: Seungsang Han
Production Company: Myung Films Lab
Co-Producer: Hyeongseop Sim, Sohee Kim
World Sales: Finecut Co., Ltd.