Mo-eo (I Am More)

I Am More

Now it’s time for make-up. Every night, More wears a make-up, puts on her wig and starts her fancy show in the bar ‘TRANS’. When More dances she is the star of the stage. A promising ballerino gave up the dream and has been working as a drag queen for 20 years. A camera follows the light and the darkness of a person who calls herself ‘毛漁(more) a hairy mermaid’. One day, More is invited to New York for the 50th anniversary of Stonewall Resistance. More prepares her best show that she has longed for so much as a drag queen artist. With a swanlike dress and pointe shoes, a perfect ballerina.

Surrounded by the white partner facing xenophobia, the family facing the loss of traditions, the musical celebrity from America idolized, and the local LGBTQ+ figures, “More” dances, lip-syncs, and questions the norms in the midst of changing Korean society. Between (global Anglophone-centric) global influences and traditional cultures, the film invites us to look from within and celebrate with them.

by Lee Il-ha

South Korea, 2021

(English subtitles)

90 min.


18.06.2023 – 14:00

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