Review by: T. Mathenia
GRECOROMAN, directed by Shin Hyun-tak is a film short that is long on character and very fulfilling to watch. The film’s storyline holds an intoxicating mix of fantasy and dark reality that is mostly heartbreaking.
Namwan is a security guard who tries to help a kid who falls down but is wrongfully accused of a pervert. His innocence is proven when it turns out that the child has epilepsy, but he becomes very conscious of the way people see him. A meek Namwan recalls the good old high school days when he was acknowledged as a promising wrestler.
GRECOROMAN’S cinematography plays a very important piece in the overall quality of the film. When it seems like the storyline might lose you you’re unable to look away from the beautifully gritty images that appear on the screen.
*Screened at the 2013 Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF)*