Sung-A Yoon
Overseas
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Overseas

Sung-A Yoon

Overseas

A shocking portrait of Filipino women forced to move abroad to make a living as nannies or domestic workers highlights a covert form of modern-day slavery.

2019
90 min.
France and Belgium
Tagalog and English
Subtitles: Catalan, Spanish and English

Projeccions

5/27/2020
20:00
Filmin
€3.95
12/1/2020
20:00
A Coruña
Centro Ágora
€2.50
12/3/2020
00:00
Esterri d'Àneu
Ecomuseu de la Vall d'Àneu
00:00
Girona
Museu del Cinema
19:30
Barcelona
Cinemes Girona
€6.00
20:00
Cardedeu
Cinema Esbarjo
€5.00
20:00
Manresa
Auditori Plana de l'Om
20:30
Banyoles
Auditori de l'Ateneu de Banyoles
12/4/2020
00:00
Sant Quirze del Vallès
Sala d’Actes de la Biblioteca Municipal
19:30
Joanetes - La Vall d'en Bas
Can Trona - Centre de Cultura i Natura
12/6/2020
18:30
Llorenç del Penedès
El Centre
12/7/2020
00:00
Lleida
Lleida · Projecció Online
00:00
Llorenç del Penedès
El Centre
12/9/2020
00:00
València
Octubre Centre Cultura Contemporània
00:00
Barcelona
Barcelona · Projecció Online
00:00
Sabadell
Cines Imperial
00:00
Mataró
Mataró · Projecció Online
18:00
València
Octubre Centre Cultura Contemporània
19:30
Elorrio
Iturri Kultur Etxea
19:30
Vilanova i la Geltrú
Teatre Principal
€3.00
20:00
Sant Cugat del Vallès
Sala d'actes de la Casa de Culura
20:00
Terrassa
Cinema Catalunya
€3.60
12/10/2020
19:00
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
La Granja - Espacio de Creación
€2.00
20:00
Girona
Centre Cívic Santa Eugènia
12/11/2020
19:30
León
Teatro el Albéitar
20:00
Castellar del Vallès
Auditori Miquel Pont
€3.00
12/12/2020
19:00
Premià de Mar
Patronat Social Premianenc
€4.00
12/13/2020
00:00
Montgat
Biblioteca Tirant Lo Blanc
19:00
Premià de Mar
Patronat Social Premianenc
€4.00
12/14/2020
00:00
Castelldefels
Castelldefels · Projecció Online
00:00
Barcelona
Biblioteca de Vilapicina i la Torre Llobeta + Online
12/15/2020
00:00
Gijón
Gijón · Proyección Online
00:00
Salamanca
Teatro Juan del Enzina + Online
00:00
Barcelona
Casa Elizalde
00:00
Calafell
Calafell
19:00
Salamanca
Teatro Juan del Enzina + Online
19:00
Matadepera
Escola de Música Frederic Mompou
19:00
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Teatro Guiniguada
€2.00
19:30
Tudela de Duero
Tudela de Duero
20:00
Madrid
Cineteca
€3.50
12/16/2020
00:00
Sort
Cinema Els Til·lers + Online
00:00
Huesca
Huesca · Proyección Online
00:00
Sant Cugat del Vallès
Sant Cugat · Projecció Online
19:30
Huesca
Huesca · Proyección Online
20:30
Puerto del Rosario
Auditorio Insular Puerto del Rosario
20:30
Corralejo
Auditorio de Corralejo
12/17/2020
00:00
Santa Coloma de Gramenet
Santa Coloma de Gramanet · Projecció Online
00:00
Barcelona
Auditori de Sant Martí
19:00
Reus
Centre de la Imatge Mas Iglesias
19:00
Barcelona
Auditori de Sant Martí
20:30
Tona
Sala La Canal
€3.00
12/18/2020
00:00
Amposta
Amposta · Projecció online
19:00
Rubí
Ateneu Municipal
19:00
Sant Just Desvern
Ateneu de Sant Just
€5.00
20:00
La Bisbal d'Empordà
Teatre Mundial
12/19/2020
00:00
La Bisbal d'Empordà
Teatre Mundial
00:00
Rubí
Ateneu Municipal
12/20/2020
00:00
Maó
Maó · Projecció Online
19:00
Tortosa
Teatre Auditori Felip Pedrell
20:30
Barcelona
Teatre de Sarrià
€3.00
12/21/2020
19:30
Ourense
Cineclube Padre Feijoo
20:30
Pontevedra
Casa das Campás
12/22/2020
20:00
Palma de Mallorca
CineCiutat
€5.00
12/23/2020
00:00
Barberà del Vallès
Teatre Municipal Cooperativa
20:30
Maó
Maó · Projecció Online
12/28/2020
20:30
Barcelona
Teatre de Sarrià
€3.00
Sung-A Yoon
Overseas
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Datasheet

Show
Direction
Sung-A Yoon
Sound
Emmanuel Soland, Kwinten Van Laethem, Gregory Vincent
Distribution
DocsBarcelona Distribution
Production
Hanne Phlypo
Cinematography
Thomas Schira
Film Editor
Dieter Diependaele
Music
Frédéric Verrières
Synopsis

A shocking portrait of Filipino women forced to move abroad to make a living as nannies or domestic workers. Director Sung-a Yoon's gaze, a mixture of black humour and social criticism, highlights a covert form of modern-day slavery.

Overseas follow the training stage of a group of women preparing to start a new life away from home. Most employment contracts force them to spend years without seeing their children or families. During the school's training sessions, students practice both the role of maid and master, leading to situations that are both surreal and compelling. They will soon be exported abroad as if they were merchandise, and will be left alone in the face of labour exploitation and aggression of all kinds. A touching story that shows the determination of brave women united in sisterhood who don’t lose their sense of humour, and who share strategies to cope resolutely with their future.

About the direction
Sung-A Yoon

Sung-A Yoon

Director

Sung-A Yoon is a French cinematographer and artist born in South Korea and living in Brussels. She g...

Awards and festivals

Amnistia Internacional Catalunya Award · DocsBarcelona
Spain, 2020
Best Documentary · Premiers Plans - Angers Film Festival
France, 2020
Locarno Film Festival
Swiss, 2019
Best Director · Hamptons International Film Festival
EUA, 2019
Best Documentary · Warsaw Film Festival
Poland, 2019
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Reviews

Well-balanced hybrid shines welcome light on the plight of ex-pat household servants.

— Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter

It paints a stark picture of the damage done by colonialism and international economic inequality.

— Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film
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