The Villainess (악녀) (2017) | Faces of the Korean Woman


3 tickets: $20 || 5 tickets: $30
(U.P. $10 per ticket)

The bundle ticket packages are available for purchase only at Oldham Theatre’s Box Office. The box office will be open one hour before the earliest showtime of the day on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The Villainess (악녀) (2017)

Director: Jeong Byeong Gil
Runtime: 129 minutes
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean with English subtitles
Rating: M18

12 October, Saturday - 8PM

This Korean actioner is one of the few featuring a female protagonist. Kim Ok-bin is Sook-hee, an assassin trained by criminals from childhood. Long swearing revenge for her father’s murder, she is derailed by her husband/mentor’s slaying. Sook-hee slaughters those responsible, is caught by authorities, and forced into an all-female assassin school. Carrying her husband’s child, Sook-hee raises her daughter there. Upon graduation, she goes undercover as an actress. When a man from the past reemerges and another enters her present, Sook-hee’s two lives collide, revealing her a pawn on both sides of the law. A unique neo-noir, its heroine’s contested identity functions as the site where hegemonic femininities implode, as she frees herself from patriarchal structures governing her life.

To Note:
- All film screenings are held at Oldham Theatre, National Archives of Singapore.
- Tickets can also be purchased at the Oldham Theatre Box Office. The box office will be open one hour before the earliest showtime of the day on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
- Concession tickets apply to Students (Local & Overseas), Full-time National Servicemen (NSF), and Senior Citizens (55 years old and above) only.
- Please check the film rating before purchase of tickets. Please note that you may be asked to present your ID at the door (this applies to concession tickets as well).



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About Faces of the Korean Woman
6 Oct - 17 Nov | Oldham Theatre

To commemorate 100 years of Korean cinema in 2019, the Asian Film Archive presents Faces of the Korean Woman, a film programme that explores the multi-faceted portrayal of women throughout Korean film history from the 1930s to the 2010s.

As the figure of the Korean woman moves through tumultuous periods of Korean history―from the Joseon Dynasty, to the Park Chung-hee era, up to the contemporary times of neoliberalism―we see various interpretations of girlhood and womanhood manifested on screen, albeit through a predominantly male-oriented lens. They oscillate between the virtuous and the vampish, the pitiful and the horrific, the subjugated and the fiercely independent.

Featuring historically important early classics, popular genre films and critically acclaimed works by iconic male and female Korean directors, the programme’s 24 female character-driven films offer a retrospective view on female representation in Korean cinema, and open up new perspectives through the restoration of their faces within the cinematic imaginary.

Supported by the Korean Film Archive (KOFA)

Sat Oct 12, 2019
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
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[General] The Villainess (2017) - 12 October, 8pm SOLD OUT $10.00
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