• 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


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