Directed by Kwon Chil-in
Official Selection, 2014 Busan International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2014 Udine Far East Film Festival
If you’ve ever wanted to be in an Uhm Jung-hwa and Moon So-ri love sandwich, VENUS TALK is your chance to be the mayonnaise. Titillating and warm like a summer night spent gossiping with your homies, VENUS TALK gives audiences a chance to hang out with three of Korea’s brightest actresses letting their easygoing collective chemistry shine. Add in lots of sexual romping and stomping, and VENUS TALK goes down like a glass of rosé on hump day.
At her cougary best, Uhm Jung-hwa (Dancing Queen, SDAFF ‘12) plays Shin-uye, an ambitious TV producer screwed over by her ex-lover. Giving middle-aged women new reasons to do yoga, she rebounds with a hot young thang in the editing bay. Meanwhile, eyes bugging from wiry sexual energy, Moon So-ri (A Good Lawyer’s Wife) plays some comedic Hungry Hungry Hippo with her sexually exhausted husband. On the other hand, Jo Min-soo (Pieta), a mother desperate to empty her nest of its unwed daughter, is virtually chaste by comparison – except for her highway-side trysts with a carpenter boyfriend (Lee Kyoung-young) who’d rather build awnings than build for the long-term.
Korean films have continued its renaissance with films focused on women of all ages, much to the delight of male and female audiences around the world. Mature, warm, and reflective, VENUS TALK observes friends haggling with life and love with delightful results. –Christina Ree
Cast: Moon So-ri, Uhm Jung-hwa, Jo Min-soo, Lee Kyoung-Young