Wednesday, February 7, 2018

[News] Jang Keun Suk's Newest Film Drops new Teaser Clip - 2018-02-07

Now back to our regulalyr scheduled programming.... Kkk

The first promo clip of Kim Ki Duk's film, Human, Time, Space and Human, starring Jang Keun Suk, has been released. Not one of the previous media reports prepared us for this short preview of the film. It, alongside the accompanying text from berlinale website, goes far beyond what we all imagined.

UPDATE: "Human, space, time and human" will be shown 5 times, on 17, 18, 19, 22 and 23 of February (find all the details on The Site).

cr: film clip Int'l Berlin Film Festival

This film is bound to attract a great deal of attention when it premieres at the International Berlin Film Festival for its daring depiction of humanity at its worst and perhaps its best. As always with Kim Ki Duk's films, he appears to hold back nothing in search of the truth about humanity and human relationships...and in the end, he leaves us questioning ourselves, our values, our morality...and perhaps, more importantly, who we are and what we believe in the deep, dark recesses of our consciences.

To say I'm proud our Keun Suk become part of this film is an understatement. Although we don't as yet know how his character fits into this morality tale, it's safe to say, just from seeing his clip and reading the accompanying text, that this film will be the highlight of his acting career thus far. It may be the film that exhibits all of Keun Suk's extraordinary acting talents of which previous dramas and films have only scratched. If it does, it may well catapult him into international recognition, just as previous Kim Ki Duk's films have done for several other Korean actors.

But don't take my word for it, watch the clip and read the text (below) see for yourself why this film is uniquely different and special. Judge for yourself why this film will become an international favorite and have the Berlin audience talking.

From the film's website page:

"A group of very different people set sail on an old warship. The passengers include a senator with his son, a newly-wed couple, a mysterious old man, a group of sex workers and a gang of violent criminals. Korean director Kim Ki-duk doesn’t waste any time before mercilessly letting his characters loose on each other in this confined setting. At first the aggressive behaviour of the thugs and their leader is directed at the first class passengers, but then more and more indiscriminately against the rest of those on board. Rape is followed by murder and it’s not long before the first of numerous and increasingly brutal mutinies takes place. And then, when a view of the ocean reveals a sea of clouds instead of water, it looks as though the ship’s social microcosm has finally come apart. All the protagonists in this film remain nameless and without a biography, the only thing that counts is the breathless here and now, which becomes a parable about the beast that is humankind. In a dramatic interpersonal downward spiral, the cruel fight for food and survival ultimately veers into the fantastical."


1 comment:

Thank you for sharing with us, Cri!