It’s Okay!

Es ist okay!
While In-young and her classmates at the Seoul International Arts Company are performing overseas, In-young’s mother tragically dies at home in Korea. In-young remains bravely resilient during the difficult first year of mourning. Threatened with eviction as a result of overdue rent payments, she secretly moves into the building of her dance school. Seol-ah, the head choreographer, discovers In-young’s hideout and reluctantly takes her into her home. The company’s 60th-anniversary performance is coming up and Seol-ah feels pressured to put on a flawless show. Meanwhile, In-young becomes the target of envy and bullying from the ensemble’s top dancer. Gradually, In-young and Seol-ah learn to reconcile their expectations with reality and find unexpected comfort in each other’s company.
by Kim Hye-young
with Lee Re, Jin Seo-yeon, Chung Su-bin, Son Suk-ku, Lee Jung-ha
South Korea 2023 Korean, English, Subtitles: English 102' Colour International premiere | Debut film | recommendation: 11 years and up

Content Note

Advisory note on sensitive content

With

  • Lee Re (In-young)
  • Jin Seo-yeon (Seol-ah)
  • Chung Su-bin (Na-ri)
  • Son Suk-ku (Dong-wook)
  • Lee Jung-ha (Do-yoon)

Crew

DirectorKim Hye-young
ScreenplayKim Hye-young, Cho Hong-jun
CinematographyLee Seok-min
EditingLee Gang-hee
MusicKim Jun-seok
Sound DesignPark Ju-kang
SoundPark Jong-kun
Production DesignKim Seung-kyung
CostumesYang Jin-sun
Make-UpCho Tae-hee
ProducerSong Won-seok

Produced by

Twomen Film

Seoul, South Korea

Kim Hye-young

The director is a graduate of the Seoul Institute of the Arts where she studied dramatic writing. She then worked as an assistant director on numerous feature films before making her directing debut with the series Be Melodramatic for the South Korean broadcaster JTBC. It’s Okay is her first feature film.

Filmography

2013 Melloga chejil (Be Melodramatic); co-director, Series 2022 Unicorn 2023 It’s Okay!

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024

Dates

Sun Feb 18 09:30

Zoo Palast 1

German live voice-over | Headphones for OV

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Tue Feb 20 10:00

Zoo Palast 2

German live voice-over | Headphones for OV

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Thu Feb 22 16:00

HKW 1 - Miriam Makeba Auditorium

German live voice-over | Headphones for OV

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Awards Ceremony Generation Kplus

Papillon | It’s Okay!

Sat Feb 24 15:30

HKW 1 - Miriam Makeba Auditorium

Screening of the Crystal Bear-winning films after the awards ceremony

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Sun Feb 25 13:00

HKW 1 - Miriam Makeba Auditorium

German live voice-over | Headphones for OV

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