[HanCinema's Film Review] "Elegant Lies" 2014/03/08,
Cheon-ji (played by Kim Hwang-ki) is a middle school student, who lives with her mother and older sister. Cheon-ji is in that awkward period of life where everything around her seems to be changing but Cheon-ji, personally, has no idea what to do and is feeling very ambivalent, often even hostile to the people who appear interested in being her friend. Given the way events play out, it's hard to fault her for this. Then Cheon-ji goes and kills herself.
...That last sentence kind of came out of nowhere didn't it? One of the taglines for most suicide prevention groups is that it can happen to anyone, even someone who's apparently doing very well in life,...More
'Elegant Lies' tells truth about survivors of teen's suicide 2014/03/07, Source,
The guilt suffered by family members upon the death of 14-year-old Cheon-ji (played by Kim Hyang-ki, left) is examined in "Elegant Lies".
There is something about the delicate ties between females, full of snarky remarks and bickering that pulls on the heartstrings of cinemagoers. This is doubly so if they're family and there is a death thrown into the mix. Countless books and films have relied on this formula to evoke many tears. But there is a catch: Within such depictions, usually the women are close, so much so that the death of one results in the world turning upside-down for those left behind,...More
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