Next Sohee (2023) is a Korean film loosely inspired by the real-life suicide of a girl on an ‘externship’ program. The story follows So-hee, a high school student who takes a job training education at a call center, experiencing work pressure, and Yoo-jin, a female detective who is in charge of the case, following traces that reveal the cause of her death. The film was screened at the Cannes International Film Festival on May 25, 2022 and at the 26th Fantasia International Film Festival. It won the Best Director award in the Cheval Noir competition category and the Best Asian Feature silver award in the Audience Award category at the Fantasia International Film Festival.
Running time: 135 minutes
Writer: Jung Ju-ri
Director: Jung Ju-ri
Production company: Twinplus-Partners Co. Ltd., Crank-Up Film Co. Ltd
Distribution: Solaire Partners
Release date: May 25, 2022 (Cannes); February 2023 (South Korea)