Follow the story of a lesbian couple as their relationship is tested by the realities of being a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, from unsupportive parents to unequal rights.
Originally released in 2018, the South Korean movie “The Fifth Season” is a 30-minute, heartfelt drama starring Lee Ga Kyung and Ha Seong Yeon, directed by Yang Kyung Hee, who is also behind popular BL series such as “Love Tractor” and “Kissable Lips”. It tells the story of Eun-Ha and Seo-Woo’s infatuation from adolescence to romantic love in adulthood and finally moving together. Their journey, however, takes a terrible turn when Seowoo has an accident and goes into a coma. Heads up, this is not going to be a tear-free ride!
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“Fifth Season” starts with Eun-ha trying to find a less populated place in the park to take a couple of photos with girlfriend SeoWoo as they get followed by their hired photographer and a friend. Getting frustrated that Eun-ha can’t seem to settle, SeoWoo attempts to reassure her that everyone around them is simply a stranger, but Eun-ha is still scared someone might recognize her. SeoWoo tells Eun-ha that it is she who wants to do this and walks out; Eun-ha follows her and apologizes. Bitter about the situation, SeoWoo says that Eun-ha’s action makes it look more like what they are doing is not right. The two stand awkwardly as the hired photographer captures the moment. Later, the photo is framed and given to Eun-ha as a gift by the photographer who supports the two.
The next scene shows an agitated Eun-ha running around the hospital, trying to look for SeoWoo, who got into an accident. Eun-ha finds a badly injured and unconscious SeoWoo in the emergency room about to be brought to the care unit, but the hospital staff did not allow Eun-ha to enter since she is not family. Nervous and still in shock, Eun-ha dials SeoWoo’s parents to let them know of the situation.