We end our Fall schedule with this debut feature
from Director/Screenwriter Jae-Eun Jeong. Set in the port city
of Inchon, Take Care of My Cat follows the orbit of five friends
in high school who step into adulthood only to find a vastly different
world succeptible to constantly changing priorities and circumstances.
As rich in incidental detail as it is narratively diffuse, Cat
faithfully registers their failures in ambition and communication
as workplace ennui obliterates high school graduation giddiness,
the only constant the variegated burbling of their cell phones.
—Ed Park, Village Voice
Jae-Eun Jeong’sTake Care of My Cat brings a beguiling freshness
to a coming-of-age story with such a buoyant, expressive flow of
images that it emerges as another key contribution to the flowering
of the South Korean cinema.
—Kevin Thomas, LA Times
2002 • South Korea • 112 Minutes • 35mm
by Jae-Eun Jeong • In Korean with English subtitles