In dramatic style, Kim makes movie history 2012/09/10, Source,
Director Kim Ki-duk hoists the Golden Lion trophy after "Pieta" took the top prize at the Venice Film Festival Saturday.[YONHAP]
Kim Ki-duk's "Pieta", a mother-and-son drama with a violent streak, won the Golden Lion award for best film at the 69th Venice Film Festival Saturday, the first time a Korean director has claimed the top prize at a major film festival. The director also is the first Korean to win prizes at the Venice, Cannes and Berlin international film festivals,...More
Kim Ki-duk's new film up for competition in Venice fest 2012/07/31, Source, Korean director Kim Ki-duk's latest film "Pieta" has been invited to a competitive section of this year's Venice International Film Festival, the movie's local distributor said. "Pieta" was among the 18 films chosen to compete for the prestigious Golden Lion award at the 69th Venice film festival, which runs from Aug. 29 to Sept. 8, NEW, the distributor, said in a release Thursday,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Bedevilled" 2011/09/17, Source,
Subtlety is a foreign concept to "Bedevilled", dealing more with superlative than finesse. Not to say that's entirely a shame - in fact, it's more strategic than anything else. The audience is manipulated upon entering the cinema, expecting a revenge thriller or typical horror and instead being emotionally thrashed by confronting horror and cruelty that doesn't at all follow the entertaining hack and slash disposable violence and cathartic resolution of the horror genre.
Our main character, Hae Won, is a morally obtuse city slicker whose pathos indirectly hurts those around her, whether it be refusing to help a woman being beaten or putting clerical procedure over a person's livelihood. That same lethargy deals its damage to her childhood friend, Kim Bok-Nam, when she visits the island of her upbringing,...More
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