Queer East Festival/ Peafowl + recorded intro

Directed by Byun Sung-bin

This event is excluded from the HOME Film Pass

Shin-myung is a transgender woman and dancer who competes in waacking, a form of voguing. Having cut ties with her family and rural hometown, Shin-myung seeks various ways to fund her gender reassignment surgery. But one day, she is informed that her estranged father, a master of Nongak folk music, has died. He stipulated that Shin-myung can receive her inheritance money if she returns to the village and performs a traditional drum dance, as part of his memorial rituals. 

Unwilling to yield to her intolerant father’s posthumous demands, the unapologetic Shin-myung is forced to reluctantly reconnect with her past while staying true to herself. Driven by an empowering vision of trans identity, this assured debut feature from Byun Sung-bin contemplates the possibilities – and limits – of forgiveness. 


Event/ This screening will have a short recorded introduction from director Byun Sung-bin. 


This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

115 minutes

Translated title:


Full English

Country of origin:
South Korea

Year of production:

This screening has no adverts or trailers and starts at the advertised time