Posted on Feb 13, 2018

Exploring Gender in Seoul: Plastic Girls Film at Cinequest 2018

Welcome to the fascinating world of PLASTIC GIRLS, the latest addition to a trilogy exploring space and architecture in Korea. Join me, Nils Clauss, a cinematographer and director based in Seoul. At CINEQUEST & VR FESTIVAL as we delve into gender issues through a unique lens.

Screening Announcement

PLASTIC GIRLS has been selected for the Short Film Competition at the 28th CINEQUEST & VR FESTIVAL. The festival takes place from February 27th to March 11th, 2018, in the heart of Silicon Valley, San Jose, California. Explore the distinctive mannequins that are unique to Korea. The film navigates the intricate landscape of gender issues without condemning the society itself.

About Plastic Girls

Learn more about the film trilogy, which includes BIKINI WORDS and LAST LETTERS. Each of the 3 films focus on space and architecture in their own way. Plastic Girls stands out with its quirky approach, addressing gender issues in Korea through the lens of these unique mannequins.

Behind the Scenes

Discover the making of PLASTIC GIRLS in a detailed interview on film blog DIRECTORS NOTES. Gain insights into the ideas behind the film and the thoughtful audio-visual approach employed to convey a powerful message.

Screening Times

Catch PLASTIC GIRLS at multiple screenings during the festival. The venues are the 3 Below Theaters & Lounge and Century 20 Redwood City. For detailed information on screening times and festival updates, visit the CINEQUEST & VR FESTIVAL website. Screening times for now you can check out below:

Sat, Mar 3, 12:25 PM at 3 Below Theaters & Lounge (formerly Camera 3 Cinemas) – 288 S 2nd St, San Jose, CA 95113
Mon, Mar 5 8:15 PM at Century 20 Redwood City (Screen 10) – 1627, 825 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063
Sat, Mar 10 10:00 AM at 3 Below Theaters & Lounge (formerly Camera 3 Cinemas) – 288 S 2nd St, San Jose, CA 95113
Sun, Mar 11 10:45 AM at Century 20 Redwood City (Screen 11) – 1627, 825 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063

Extended Information

PLASTIC GIRLS is the final part of the Korea-based trilogy. It uses a documentary-fiction blend to shed light on the sexualization of public space. As a cinematographer in Seoul, I’ve observed and addressed gender disparities. This is why I aim to create a global conversation about this critical issue.


Join us on this cinematic journey at Cinequest 2018. You will witness the thought-provoking exploration of gender through the eyes of PLASTIC GIRLS.

CINEQUEST was selected as “Best Film Festival (of the nation)” in a 2015 poll by the readers of USA TODAY. The HUFFINGTON POST includes CINEQUEST in a list of the “10 Best Film Festivals you’ve never heard of“. PLASTIC GIRLS has been chosen among 1750 entries from more than 120 countries.