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In this episode, I explore Ounie Lecomte’s moving 2009 debut feature film, “A Brand New Life.” The film is based on Lecomte’s own life and centers around a 9-year-old girl who is abandoned by her father at an orphanage in Seoul in 1975. I discuss the film’s themes of abandonment, loss, loneliness, and the marginalization of women. I also talk about more general things at the beginning of the episode, like why the Her Head in Films podcast means so much to me and why I am putting so much of myself into it.
Full show notes:
- Listen to my series on Formative Art House Films: The Passion of Joan of Arc, La Jetée, Cleo from 5 to 7, L’avventura, Close-Up
- Watch ‘A Brand New Life’ for free on Tubi TV (for residents of the United States)
- Listen to my episode on Joanna Hogg’s 2007 film, ‘Unrelated’
- Read Ounie Lecomte’s 2009 interview with IndieWire
- Listen to my episode on Lee Chang-dong’s film, ‘Poetry’
- Listen to my episode on Abbas Kiarostami’s ‘Where Is My Friend’s House?’ and Mohammad-Ali Talebi’s ‘Willow and Wind’
- Listen to my episodes on Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali and The Apu Trilogy
- Listen to my epsiode on Agnieszka Holland’s ‘The Secret Garden’
- Listen to my episode on Peter Weir’s ‘Dead Poets Society’
- Check out the streaming site, Mubi
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