Review by: Mut "talks in her sleep" Asheru SAFE HOUSE is the bloody, suspenseful story of a gangster Chee-soo (played by Ju-Hyung Pak) basically losing his sh*t. His mental strings begin losing elasticity as he follows his traitor boss Mr. T (ugh, new character name needed here please) to the safe house after initiating a nasty gang war. The literal safe house in this dark … [Read more...] about Film Review: Korean short film “Safe House” …coulda, shoulda been feature length
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Review by: Mut "hi-there" Asheru Very early on through dark lighting, abandoned locations and a lonely winding road the Korean short film BREATHE ME effectively creates a sense of overwhelming hopelessness the main characters must feel given their situation. A high school boy and a girl give birth to a baby inside an abandoned bus. The two kids are at a loss what to do in … [Read more...] about Film Review: “Breathe Me” a short film about teenage pregnancy in South Korea and a couple of parent kids that have no conscious…do they?
Review by: T. Mathenia Ahh, people with dreams. Summertime for high-school aged kids has long lent itself to great coming of age stories. Korean film, GROGGY SUMMER - 그로기 썸머 by indie director Yun Su-ik is no different. Shot with a slew of intimate close-ups the audience can’t help but be emotionally drawn in as the lead character Min-joon tries to find his way. Just like … [Read more...] about JIFF Film Review: “Groggy Summer” by director Yun Su-ik
Interview by: Mut Asheru Korean indie film AZOOMA (공정사회) has had a nice run on the film festival circuit this year picking up awards along the way for Writer/Director Lee Ji-seung (이지승) and lead actress Jang Young-nam (장영남 one of our favorites) as her first leading role in a feature film. AZOOMA (click here to read our review) is a jarring revenge story about Yun (Jang … [Read more...] about Filmmaker Interview: “Azooma” Korean Film Director Lee Ji-seung