This film plays in the Bae Chang-ho retrospective at Close-Up Cinema, which is part of the Korean Film Festival. Full details here. The film will be introduced by Mark Morris and feature a director Q&A.
A shantytown miles south of Seoul has collected poor people and misfits from all over the country into its twisting alleyways and scruffy landscape. Myeong-suk, a fading beauty among the tough women there, is known as ëblack gloveí for the one on her hand badly burnt in saving her baby boy. Myeong-suk tries to raise her son, keep one step ahead of her dodgy husband and run a small grocery shop. But her ex-husband is out of jail, again, and drives his nice green taxi cab right back into her already complicated life.
Here (and above) is an extract.