alternately calm/brutal, highlighting the desperation of rebellion & the banality of the state. is freedom worth this? more worryingly, is domination?
a heartbreaking exploration of finding hope when it's none of the places you look. as her faith first begins to waver, the real punch to Shin-ae's gut is not that God exists and he hates her, as she first suspects; it's that if he does exist, he could hardly care less about her, reaching out to her occasionally only to taunt her.
we would rather be loved than hated, and hated rather than ignored. the truth, though, that is most…