'Edge of Seventeen' is an ultra-short film, but it contains many thematic and aesthetic nuances. The film won the main prize in a side competition at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), in 2018, celebrating short films in Instagram format. Instagram’s time limit of 60 seconds requires extreme narrative compression.
The film is a psychological thriller directed by the South Korean multi-disciplinary artist Nuri Jeong. She made the film as a tribute to young girls in South Korea who grow up under strict discipline and oppression – particularly in the capital, Seoul. The film’s themes are based on these cultural issues and are expressed in film language that depicts both the surface and the inner feeling of social conflict. The film’s clear thematics, aesthetics and film form offer a fine example of what is suitable for film analysis in schools or other educational situations. 'Edge of Seventeen' is addressed to the upper secondary school classes, high schools or adult students.
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