Made on the Rooftop

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Director: Kim Jho Gwang-soo
2020 | South Korea | 85m
GENRE: Comedy | East Asian | Gay | Romance
SECTION: Fully Subtitled | Narrative Features | Premieres | Streaming

You can hear the lovesick heartbreak all over Seoul when petulant, over-emotional Ha-neul has to break up with his uptight and closeted boyfriend Jeong-min—and leave their beloved cat Ari behind. As in any classic boy-loses-boy (and cat) rom-com, who comes to the rescue but the BFF? Ha-neul gets sympathy, fashion advice and a place to crash on a rooftop from his bestie, “BongBong,” a rising online celebrity who has his own commitment issues, as he dodges the earnest wooings of a dogged fanboy.

Even when both friends have to confront some more serious life choices and dramatic events, Made on the Rooftop, the latest feature from director Kim Jho Gwang-soo ( Two Weddings and a Funeral, Frameline37), manages to toggle breezily between farce and sentimental charm, opening a candy-colored window onto a rooftop world of twentysomething friends who just want to find love.

Buying Note: This digital screening is available to view between Thu, Jun 17 and Sun, Jun 27. We suggest watching it at 6:30pm PDT Mon, Jun 21.

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  • Language: In Korean with English subtitles
  • Premiere Status: International