Directed by Boo Ji-young
Boo Ji-young’s rousing social issue drama CART confirms that righteous rebellion can arise from the most unexpected sources. Sun-hee (Yum Jung-ah, A TALE OF TWO SISTERS), 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 (Moon Jung-hee) and elderly cleaning lady Soon-rye (Kim Young-ae). 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. However, 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’s response to their strike intensifies, fragmenting the group and triggering tensions at home, the once-unassuming Sun-hee discovers a potent resilience and will to fight.
Inspired by a 2007 incident in which a South Korean supermarket chain dismissed temporary workers and replaced them with outsourced employees, CART raises a defiant fist in support of female solidarity and worker justice.
– Curran Nault
Expected Guest in Attendance: Boo Ji-young (Director) for March 14 and March 15 screenings
Co-Presenter: Women’s Film Institute
Executive Producer: Eun Lee
Producer: Jamie Shim
Writer: Kim Kyung-chan
Cinematographer: Kim Woo-hyung
Editor: Kim Jae-bum, Kim Sang-bum
Sound: Kim Suk-won
Cast: Hwang Jeong-min, Yum Jung-ah, Moon Jung-hee, Kim Young-ae