The First Lap 초행

The First Lap
Friday July 13 | Doors open 6:30PM | Screening starts 7:00PM

100 min

Director: KIM Dae-hwan

Genre: Drama

Production Year: Korea 2017

Awards and Festivals:
- Locarno International Film Festival, 2017 Concorso Cineasti del presente - Best Emerging Director
- Jeonju International Film Festival, 2017 - Jeonju Cinema Project




Su-hyeon, a private art institute teacher and Ji-young, a contract worker at a small network enterprise have been living together for six years. To his surprise, Su-hyeon finds out that Ji-young is late for her period and, in anticipation of a possible child, the couple visit each other’s parents.

Director's Bio

While studying Film and Digital Media Design at Hongik University, Kim directed two short films, Picnic (2010) and Interview (2011). He later directed his first feature film, End of Winter (2014) while at Dankook University Graduate School of Cinematic Content.

Programmer’s Note

“I’m really scared!” Ji-young confesses to Su-hyeon, as they face their first steps towards adulthood. Marriage, intergenerational conflict, unplanned pregnancy - nothing is ever simple. Uncertainties and insecurities await them, but so does an open road of possibilities. All they have to do is keep on walking, as long as they are looking in the same direction.