[HanCinema's Image Gallery] Park Chan-wook's "I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK" 2014/04/12, A selection of shots from Park Chan-wook's "I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK"...
It was not one of Park's most profitable, but "I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK" possesses an invigorating type of magic only this master could muster. It tells the tale of a troubled young girl (Yeong-goon played by Im Soo-jeong) who is recently admitted to a mental institution after nearly electrocuting herself to death. There she serendipitously stumbles into an odd relationship with an anti-social schizophrenic (Rain as Il-soon) obsessed with oral hygiene and thievery, and shares with him her secret of being cyborg. The film is padded with magical-realism, lovable characters, attractive compositions, and at its core is a heart-warming story of the love we'd all like to get lost in/struck by. Enjoy! [spoilers],...More
Crowdfunding a new direction for filmmaking 2014/04/11, Source,
In a country that prides itself on cutting-edge technology, a documentary about a shaman wasn't going to be a box-office blockbuster. "Because of the subject matter, we thought it'd be difficult to promote", said Jeon Ji-yoon, project manager at a crowdfunding website for films called Funding 21 who oversaw Park Chan-kyong's art-house film "Mansin: Ten Thousand Spirits". So imagine Park and Jeon's surprise when the film based on the life of Kim Geum-hwa, an 83-year-old exorcist, rose to the top of art-house charts last month,...More
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