Any sudden life change is enough to scare the strongest of people. In TEN MONTHS, Namkoong Sun’s debut film, an unexpected pregnancy is viewed with humor and heart through the lens of a strong, young woman with dreams of her own.
Mirae is a twenty-something game engineer. She has big plans and gets excited about the idea of positively changing lives with her work. Yet just as she feels finally self-assured in her job, and her life plans seem set, Mirae’s world is turned upside-down by a sudden turn of events. After Mirae awakens to a nauseated stomach, believing it to be a hangover, she learns to her shock that she is pregnant. Fearful of her future, Mirae reassesses her options and her life through a ten-month long journey.
Soon Mirae’s life slowly begins to unravel as she tries to meet expectations from her boyfriend, job, and family. She is just not quite ready to spring into her new world. Namkoong Sun’s TEN MONTHS is a light-hearted portrait of youth, motherhood, and life’s unexpected twists and turns.
HIFF is proud to nominate this film for the Kau Ka Hōkū Award.