Set Me Free
Directed by Kim TaeYong
31 July 2015
Yeongjae is a high school student who grows up at "Isaac's Home", a group home that he was placed in as a child to avoid his immature and reckless father. As a high school student, he is now too old to stay at the group home. He shudders at the thought of returning to his incompetent father, but his age prevents him from remaining at the facility. Yeongjae has secretly stolen and sold donated goods and does not believe in God. However, in order to enter a Catholic boarding school he claims that he wants to become a priest and proclaims his religious faith by deferentially attending Mass. All is going according to plan until one day his father visits the group home, this time to place his little brother Minjae there. This is the tipping point for Yeongjae and it unleashes his despair and pent-up rage
Set Me Free is an autobiographical coming-of-age film directed by Kim Tae-yong, whose film Memento Mori many consider as one of the most influential Korean horror film of the twenty first century and a modern day classic. Choi Woo-shik won Actor of the Year for Set Me Free at the 19th Busan International Film Festival, where the film also received the Citizen Critics' Award.