East Asia Film Festival Ireland Presents: Aloners

Tuesday, 1 February at 6pm

The IFI, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 PD85

East Asia Film Festival Ireland (EAFFI) is delighted to be partnering with Dublin Lunar New Year to present Aloners. Screening at the IFI cinema and online via IFI@Home on Lunar’s New Year Day. 

Thoughtfully addressing the phenomenon of holojok — a neologism formed by combining the Korean words holo (alone) and jok (group) to define the growing number of people who prefer to be left alone in one-person households, accounting for one-third of total homes in Seoul — Aloners is the outstanding debut feature from Hong Sung-eun.

Drawing with meticulous precision the various shades of solitude that colour the lives of the film’s protagonists, Hong renders an intimate portrait of intergenerational relationships and asocial behaviours merged with the fear of being alone and feeling alienated in the workplace.

EAFFI is an annual showcase of the best of classic and new releases from East and South East Asia. Keep an eye on www.eaffi.ie for details about the 2022 programme. EAFFI is sponsored by the Arts Council.


€7.50 - €14

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