3. Bleak Night
Director: Yoon Sung-hyun
Teenage dramas often feel corny and disenchanting, but director Yoon Sung-hyun’s Bleak Night offers a very different narrative. The film centers around three characters: Gi-tae, a manipulative bully who ruthlessly picks on others’ weaknesses for his own advantage, and his two supposed best friends, the insightful Becky and the super confident Dong-yoon. After a combating against their fluctuating loyalties, the friends must endure an unexpected tragedy. Bleak Night handles the dark subject of suicide with grace and shocking force.