Bittersweet Joke

Bittersweet Joke

There remains a strong social taboo against single parenthood in South Korea, where single mothers are still referred to as 'unwed'. BITTERSWEET JOKE is the first Korean film in which single mothers appear with their faces unobscured, and speak frankly about problems they face in a society that treats them as a problem.

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Main credits

Paik, Yeon Ah (Director)
Kim, Ji Young (Producer)
Lee, Sun Young (Cinematographer)
Noh, You Jung (Film editor)
Park, Sang Ho (Composer)

Other credits

Cinematography, Lee Sun Young; editor, Noh You Jung; sound, Park Sang Ho.

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Distributor subjects

East Asia
Family Relations
Human Sexuality
South Korea
Women's Studies


Korean; Bittersweet Joke; unwed mothers; single parent; single mom; women's studies; South Korea; gender; marriage; family; social issue; parenting; ; "Bittersweet Joke"; Icarus Films;