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'Bin Jip/ 3-Iron' makes 5 prizes its own in the 8th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

2004/12/13 | 185 views | Permalink | Source

Director Kim Ki-duk's 'Bin Jip - 3-Iron' made 5 prizes its own in the 8th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival which was held at Tallinn, Estonia.

In this year's Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival that ended on Dec. 12, '3 Iron/BIN JIP has sweeped over 5 parts such as The Estonian Critic Award, The Audience Award and so on, following The Director Award.

5 prizes in the 8th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
On one hand, this Film Festival's GrandPrix went to 'SKISO' that Kazakhstan, Germany and France have produced jointly.

Violence has always been a dominent component of Korean films and for some directors it is almost a tic. Kim Ki-duk has spilled a lot of blood over the years, sometimes justifiably because of the subject, but often over-spilling the borders of necessity.

With Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... Spring (2003), a serene contemplative Buddhist film, it seemed as though Kim had a change of heart. His latest, 3-Iron, combines the two aspects of his work.

It does contain much violence, often integral to the story but sometimes overplayed, yet balanced with much humour, warmth and poetry in a story as bizarre as any of his films.

The idea of a young man Tae-suk (Jae Hee) going into apartments and houses while the owners are away is not at all strange in itself, but the fact that he doesn't steal anything, that he doesn't say a word throughout the film and that he makes himself invisible as a ghost, in a sense, is singular.

"Why they don't speak is never explained"

His partner in his enterprise, Sun-hwa (Lee Seung-yeon), a young abused wife, only says three words throughout the film, 'I love you', at the climax. Why they don't speak is never explained, but the faces of the two remarkable actors are so expressive that it doesn't matter. In fact, it gives the film an added dimension.

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is a unique event combining main feature film festival with the sub-festivals of animated films, student films and children/youth films. The festival aims to present Estonian audiences a comprehensive selection of world cinema in all its diversity with the emphasis on European films.

Festival tries to provide friendly atmosphere for interaction between the audience, Estonian filmmakers and their colleagues from abroad. The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival consists of the main programme and 3 sub-festivals.

The Source : Choi Sung-ho

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