love child2The Roxie and HBO present the sneak preview of the highly anticipated world premiere of Love Child! 

Director Valerie Veatch in person for Q&A after the screening.

Love Child 사이버사랑 documents the first tried case of Internet Addiction. A young couple in Seoul, Korea, were immersed in the virtual world raising a fairy child in an online fantasy game while their real life baby – whose name means Love in Korean – died. What follows set International precedent in a ruling in the first case where Internet Addiction caused a fatality. This eulogy locates our humanity in a world where virtual is the new reality.

Director: Valerie Veatch / Producer: David Foox. English and Korean with English subtitles, 2014, 75 minutes, South Korea/U.S.A. Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2014.


“Director Valerie Veatch wants to raise questions about how — and how much — a virtual-world experience could influence real-life human senses and decisions.” – The Wall Street Journal

“Love Child illustrates the difficulty in defining how much time online is too much. Can we really be addicted to the web if that’s where we work, learn, and socialize? The question is already hard to answer, and Love Child points to a future where it will only get harder.” – Wired Magazine

“While Love Child closely examines one case in South Korea, it also comments on the global growth of online gaming, the economic impact of the industry, particularly in places where it’s very popular like South Korea” – Entertainment Weekly

Love Child never attempts to cheapen the tragedy of Sarang’s death, the story won’t feel that outlandish to anybody who counts the Internet among the spaces in which they feel most social. You won’t forgive The Couple in “love child,” but you’ll understand the environment that helped set the tragedy in motion and maybe you’ll look at your own online-heavy environment in a different way.” – Hit Fix

“Instead of provoking cheap outrage, Love Child picks apart the culture surrounding the case. This is a stylish, deeply unnerving look at the direction culture might be heading.” – LA Magazine