Queen of Walking

  |  Book Tickets: 29/05/2017
  |  93 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Queen of Walking Film Poster


Cambridge Film Festival & Korean Cultural Centre present, QUEEN OF WALKING Director: Baek Seung-hwa. Starring: Shim Eun-kyung, Park Joo-hee, Kim Saebyuk, Kim Kyang?-gyoo. South Korea. 2016. 93 min. (CFF12). Hailed as one of the funniest comedies of the year, Queen of Walking sees motion-sickness afflicted student Man-bok (Shim Eun-kyung, Miss Granny) join her school’s ace ‘race walking’ team, developing a passion for the sport and a zest for life. With the aid of a passionate homeroom teacher, the national competition is soon on the horizon, but how will the bus-averse student make the 70km trip… Joining the film’s star are a whole host of colourful supporting characters including Man-bok’s overly-emotional father, her no-nonsense mother, a hip-hop obsessed crush and a fiery athletics team captain, Su-ji (Joo Hee-Park, The Silenced)... not to mention her bovine best-friend, Miss Cow, who narrates the film. With Queen of Walking, director Baek Seung-hwa (Turn It Up to 11) has incorporated colourful animated effects, surreal flights-of-fantasy, and a fantastic cast into a delightfully quirky and hugely enjoyable comedy-drama.