Wednesday Night at the Cinematheque
SHE MAKES MEDIA
Take Care of My Cat
(d Jeong Jae-Eun 2001, South Korea) 112 min.
This festival darling, shot by an all-woman crew, is a bittersweet tale of five girls who, just out of high school, try to negotiate the expectations of adulthood. As the girls struggle to maintain their close relationships which each other, each of them must contend with a social order that treats them as “less than.” Writer/director Jeong Jae-Eun deflty handles the variation of tone and mood to deliver an incisive portrait of contemporary Korean women and the issues they must contend with: sexism, classism, Confucianism, and ethnocentrism.