TITLE

Gendered trauma in Korean cinema: Peppermint Candy and My Own Breathing

AUTHOR(S)
Soyoung, Kim
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film;2011, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p179
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Peppermint Candy (1999) and My Own Breathing (1999) are privileged texts for understanding the historical burdens of Korean society. These films touch upon key traumas in modern Korean history: the Gwangju Uprising and the plight of the comfort women during the colonial era. I argue that the trauma played out in Peppermint Candy, under the pretence of 'progressive' political historiography, renders women's traumas invisible and unrepresentable in public discourse. My Own Breathing, on the other hand, presents an alternative way of approaching the historical trauma of comfort women.
ACCESSION #
57647141

 

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