Next Sohee


The Main 4 Fri, Apr 21, 2023 3:45 PM
The Main 4 Wed, Apr 26, 2023 1:30 PM
Film Info
Original Title:?? ??
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:Asian Frontiers
Women & Film
Release Year:2022
Runtime:138 min
Country/Region:South Korea
Print Source:Finecut
Tags:Asian Interest
Human Rights
Social Justice
Culture & Society
Women Directors
Director:July Jung
Producer:Kim Dong-ha
Kim Ji-yeon
Cinematographer:Kim Il-yeon
Screenwriter:July Jung
Editor:Lee Young-lim
Han Ji-youn
Composer:Jang Young-gyu
Principal Cast:Kim Si-Eun
Bae Doona
Sim Hee-seop
Kim Woo-kyum
Song Yo-sep


July Jung’s scathing examination of workplace ethics received a 7-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival, and is highlighted by fierce performances from Kim Si-eun and Bae Doona.

Sohee (Kim Si-eun) dreams of being a dancer, but her reality is firmly grounded in her need to find a job and train for a career in a very competitive market. When her job training program finds her a position at a call center, Sohee thinks maybe her luck has changed for the better.

This wide-eyed, intelligent teenager should be moving up in life, but as the unbearable cruelty and diminishment of the work comes to light, Sohee’s hope–and mental wellbeing–fade. Enter detective Yujin (Bae Doona) whose investigation reveals a system so perverse she feels almost powerless to stop it. Director July Jung's tense thriller astounded audiences at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. “Amid such a bleak and slow burn of a premise, Jung’s Next Sohee is surprisingly warm-hearted.” –Manuel Betancourt, Variety

Director Biography

July Jung is a Korean filmmaker who directed numerous short films before her auspicious debut at the Un Certain Regard at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for her debut feature, A Girl at My Door (2014). Next Sohee is her second feature and was the closing film of the Critics' Week at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.