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The Element of Hope


is the story of a man who is completely cut off from the world and lives a life of isolation as if he were part of the house. He is looking for a job but does not seem hopeful. The only person he meets every day is his wife. However, communication between him and his wife is hard. His wife thinks their relationship has no hope. His wife, who is a faculty member at the university, appears to be dating another man. In the movie, the man cannot smell the sewage stench that anyone that visits notices immediately. Despair hangs over this household, just like the stench that has paralyzed the man’s sense of smell after being exposed for so long. He prepares breakfast for his wife that she will never eat. He cleans and does the laundry. He needs to leave this house to smell the stench, reset his sense of smell in the outside world. He needs to go out in the world to understand what went wrong in this relationship with his wife.

LEE Weonyoung
Lee Weonyoung has directed short films including and . His first feature film was invited to the 'Korean Cinema Today' section of the 22nd Busan International Film Festival and was released in theaters in 2019.
  • Sat. Oct 23, 2021


    CGV Gangneung 3


  • Mon. Oct 25, 2021


    Shinyoung Theater