Height of the Wave
South Korea / 2019 / 94 min
In Korean with English subtitles
Special Jury Prize, International Competition, Locarno Film Festival
Jeonju International Film Festival

Divorced officer Yeon-soo is dispatched to a remote island to serve as its police chief. She already has enough on her plate between her panic disorder and a rebellious daughter who
resents her. Then she notices something suspicious about the interactions between male villagers and Yae-eun, a girl who was raised on the island after losing her parents. Yeon-soo is determined to investigate the island’s dark secrets, but this runs counter to the villagers’ efforts to rebrand the island as a tourist destination. Park Jung-bum delves into the dark and ambiguous recesses of human nature in this haunting study of greed, trauma and moral decay in an isolated community.


Park Jung-bum
Lee Seung-yeon
Lee Yeon
Choi Eun-seo
Park Jung-bum
Park Yeong-deok
Shin Yeon-sik
14/11 9:50PM Broadway Cinematheque
21/11 4:00PM Broadway The ONE