Honorable Mention – “Pull Me In” (USA)

Title: Pull Me In
Runtime: 4 min
Country: USA
Director: TaeYoung Hong
Placement: Honorable Mention
Competition: September, 2023

Synopsis: A South Korean LGBTQIA+ short film that explores the story of two women nearing the end of their relationship. The film unfolds through the introspective narrative of a young woman reflecting on her past connection with her lover. Through a visual metaphor, the film draws parallels between jellyfish and their emotional turmoil. Like jellyfish drifting in the currents, the two women find themselves gradually pulled apart, overwhelmed by the relentless waves of societal expectations and prejudices surrounding same-sex relationships in Korea.