"Life is Peachy" (2010)
Directed by Kim Soo-hyeon
What is it like when you love a woman?
Yoon Ji-woo, who had been plotting a fake suicide with pickpocket Kang Ji-woo, is cuffed by detective Min-yong and falls in love as destined. Jeong Ji-woo and Hee-jin hear about their love story and start asking questions. Director Kim Soo-hyeon's latest film, "Life is Peachy", is a story about three people, all named Ji-woo, that brings a new approach to presenting the sentiment of love through the language and bodies of women. Did they truly fall in love? Did they tell the truth? "Ashamed" travels between reality and fiction as it caresses the wounds and memories of love.
While her first film "So Cute" (2004) was a story of a father, a son and the woman between them, "Ashamed" addresses of the pain and reconciliation among a group of women. Kim's narrative is subtle and very unique in its delivery of familiar emotions into a new kind of experience, proving Kim is a filmmaker that possess a rare sentimentality in Korean cinema. (Lee Sang-yong)
2010 Pusan International Film Festival - New Currents
2011 Berlin International Film Festival - Panorama
Directed by Kim Ki-duk
With Kim Ye-na,...
A woman goes to France in search for a man who she lost contact with, only to find that he has moved on to Venice. On her way to Venice, she faces a horrible incident in the train which makes her painfully question herself about life and relationships. And when she makes a frightening conclusion, the question becomes the share of the audiences.
"Red Vacance Black Wedding" (2011)
2007 APM (aka. PPP) Project
Once having worked as director and assistant director, the two directors now come together in this 'relay movie' about an immoral liaison. The title is not the only provocative part about this movie. So is the actual narrative and level of expressions. It is comparable in many ways with [From Seoul to Varanasi], from its perspective on immorality to the way it captures the naked body, but it is completely different in style and flavor. Unlike [From Seoul to Varanasi], which is suggestive yet frankly honest, this movie is more of a comic melodrama, with an erotic touch here and there.
The well thought out vacation plans of an immoral couple is ruined when the husband's wife joins in. It is truly a damned vacation([Red Vacance], Kim Tae-sik). As a professor, he officiated the wedding of his lover and student. That night, she does not go to her honeymoon, but visits him([Black Wedding], Park Chul-soo). The movie is structured in an experimental manner, mixing fiction and documentary, but the simple and frank straightforwardness in the performances is unexpectedly refreshing. The impassioned performance of the forever supporting actor Jo Sun-mook, who this time plays the role of the man in both episodes, is worthy of a 'rediscovery'. (JEON Chanil)
"Sea without Water" (2009)
Directed by Kim Gwan-cheol
Healing romance between a man whose life is tiring because of things he says without meaning them and a woman who's afraid of life because of her closed heart.
Dong-soo who has tic orders that make him swear without knowing it, visits Ye-ri's rooftop house twice a week to deliver daily necessities that's his job. Ye-ri is always shut in her room after the death of her younger sibling. While communicating with the world only by publishing Internet novels, she is comforted by Dong-soo. Twice in a week. Dong-soo and Ye-ri start talking about the things they have never told anyone before. She talks about her younger sibling who wanted to see an ocean without water and Dong-soo decides to her grant her that wish...will they make it?
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