Dir: Kim Ki-duk
South Korea, 2011, Korean, 100mins, DCP
Cast: Kim Ki-duk
Living in a self-imposed exile after shaken by a near-fatal accident on the set of his 2008 film Dream, Kim turns the camera on himself in a first-person therapy. In glorious agony, the Korean auteur engages in deep conversation with himself and his shadow, examining his own frailty, yearning and frustration. As his depression reaches a breaking point, the self-meditation culminates in a nightmarish fantasy involving murder-suicide. Belting out “Arirang” in bitter lament, Kim’s self-indulgent re-enactment ends in a highlight of own legacy that declares his triumphant return to cinema.
Cannes Film Festival: Un Certain Regard Award
- EMP Cinemas iSQUARE (Venue)
- Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema (Venue)
- HK Science Museum Lecture Hall (Venue)
- Hong Kong Film Archive (Venue)
- K11 Art House (Venue)
- The Metroplex (Venue)
- Festival Grand Cinema (Venue)
- the sky (Venue)
- MCL Telford Cinema (Venue)
- Tai Kwun (Venue)
- MOViE MOViE (Venue)
- The Grand Cinema
- Broadway Hollywood
- Cine Moko
- CINE FAN ONLINE
- Chinese Subtitles
- Category III
- Post-screening discussion with the director
- Director and/or actor(s) will meet the audience
- Post-screening talk
- Full House
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