The Second Language

Official Competition

  • Korea
  • 2022
  • 21min
  • DCP
  • Color
  • Fiction
  • Korean Traditional Music
  • G
  • World Premiere


Yeonghwa and Myungjin, studying Korean traditional music at the university, suffer from the death of their best friend Yuna. The Yeonghwa tries to share the sadness with Myungjin, but Myungjin keeps avoiding speaking about Yuna's death, and their relationship starts to creak.  


The story follows two girls in department of traditional Korean music. Their love-hate relationship is filled with misunderstanding and competition. During a Samulnori performance, the two immature girls must make intertwining harmony with their Kkwaenggwari rhythm despite their struggle to accept and understand each other. Through the music, they manage to communicate compassionately, one using sign language. Their emotions are heightened as one uses sign language and the other doesn’t. Through their unique way of communication, they finally achieve equality. (Kim Somi)​


Kim Eunseo

Kim Eunseo is majoring in Film and Digital Media at Seokyeong University. Her film Barbara Bar(2020) premiered in Seoul International Pride Film Festival and Jeju Hondie Film Festival. 

  • ProducerZoo Hyunsun
  • CastLee Dahyun, Kim Dawon
  • ScreenwriterKim Eunseo
  • CinematographerJeoung Jaehoon
  • EditorKim Eunseo
  • MusicKim Eunseo
  • SoundOh Hyunsoo


TimeRTTheaterCodeRateSubQ&ALive ConcertTicket
2022-08-12  13:3083Megabox Jecheon 311112E QA-Go
2022-08-15  16:3083Megabox Jecheon 341912E QA-Go