Queen’s Crochet

Short Comptetetion

CHO Han-na | 2023 | Documentary | Color | DCP | 36min (K, E)

12.1(금) 12:20-13:45 CGV Apgujeong 2 E, K, 15
12.3(일) 20:10-21:35 CGV Apgujeong 4 E, K, GV, 15
12.6(수) 17:40-19:05 CGV Apgujeong ART2 E, K, GV, 15

Hanna learned to crochet in a bridal class, from her grandmother Chunza. 15 years have passed by, and Hanna had grown from a child to an adult. To Hanna, crocheting is a way to meditate, to relieve her from emotions, but to others, crocheting is nothing but a girl’s hobby.
Hanna decides to reflect her past experiences and emotions in the 'Mandala Madness' crochet, the ultimate crochet of all crochets. She dreams of carrying out the most significant rebellion, with a mean that’s considered the most trivial and feminine.
Hanna hangs the completed Mandala and dresses up as drag queen and king in front of it. She thinks about the meaning of crocheting that Chunza taught her, while singing and dancing. The song ends like this: "Chunza can be anyone."


I make films by knitting. The pieces of memories are thin threads, and they are woven together to become a film. If you look closely at what’s been knitted, you will be able to see the flow of time. I wanted to collect the noses of those past times, work through them again, and make stories. In the future, I will still be confused, and I will be knitting again, waiting for the time to pass. That's how I intend to do a certain kind of coming-out through this film. I will continue to deviate from what society considers normal, remembering the first time I doubted my identity which was decided regardless of my will. In addition, by standing against the negative connotation when it comes to knitting, being considered ‘feminine,’ I hope to rebel. Through this film, I hoped to convey that nobody on the border should limit their possibilities, just because of their gender confusion.


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CHO Han-na

CHO Han-na

2018 I Only Had To Say
2020 Mugwort and Garlic


Director CHO Han-na
Producer PARK Su-rim, PARK Dong-nyeok
Cinematographers LEE Chan-yeol, CHO Han-na
Editor CHO Han-na, LEE Chan-yeol
Music PARK Dong-nyeok
Graphic GWAK Min-seon