Tuesday, March 7 at 7 p.m.—CASTLETON—This month, Castleton University’s Film Festival returns with a series of films directed by and centering on women. The films feature themes of identity, womanhood, and coming of age from across the spectrum, each with a unique perspective. The Film Festival spans four days over the course of two weeks. Screenings will take place in Herrick Auditorium at 7 p.m. These events are free and open to the public.
Aloners” follows Jina, the top employee at a call center. Despite talking to customers all day, she has shut out the world beyond her headset; she lives alone, eats alone, sleeps alone, and her cell phone is her constant companion. When she’s tasked with training a friendly and naive new hire, her icy armor is threatened. At the same time, she must navigate an incessantly ingratiating new neighbor, and an increasingly urgent call from her father, leaving Jina on the edge and forcing her to confront why she has isolated herself all these years.
Aloners is a 2021 South Korean drama film edited, written and a directorial feature debut by Hong Sung-eun. The film premiered on April 30, 2021 at the Jeonju International Film Festival and was later screened in the Discovery section of the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival.