Great short movies are getting lost amidst thousands of unseen little pieces out there that never get distributed. Synapse and Fantasia film festival attempt to correct this by releasing a compilation of the best and most striking sick little shorts from the past few years. Hopefully, there will be more of these releases.
Korean 83, Imported Total admissions: They are listed in the order of their release. Feathers in the Wind Sometimes small-scale, informal projects can liberate a director.
Without the pressure and weighty expectations involved in producing a major work, inspiration flows freely and the result is an even more accomplished piece of art. This may have been what happened with Git by Song Il-gon, the director of Flower IslandSpider Forestand various award-winning short films including The Picnic Git was originally commissioned as a minute segment of the digital omnibus film 1.
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As an omnibus work, 1. But if Song betrayed the spirit of the omnibus project, he remained true to the needs of his film.
While staying on a remote southern island off Jeju-do, he and his girlfriend of the time agreed to come back and meet at the same motel exactly ten years in the future.
Now, years after breaking up, he returns to the small island named Biyang-do, wondering if his ex-girlfriend will remember their appointment. As he waits, the pressures of his work life start to recede, and he becomes acquainted with the young woman who runs the motel.
Named Lee So-yeon played by -- sure enough -- actress Lee So-yeon of Untold Scandalthe woman is twelve years his junior, and possesses an unusual energy and enthusiasm. Although the general path followed by the plot is pretty straightforward, Song leads us down many odd and fascinating detours.
A peacock appears on the island, with no clear explanation or motivation. And the tango, a very un-Korean pasttime, makes a striking appearance in the film. Git which means either a triangular flag or "feather" in Korean is surprising in several respects. One is that such a low-budget film looks so good visually.
In Flower Island, Song showed an unusual talent for the aesthetics of digital cinema, but here he takes it one step further. To capture a natural setting so well on a medium that often feels cold and sterile is an unusual accomplishment.
The relaxed, convincing performances of the actors also deserve notice. Lee So-yeon makes her slightly thin character memorable through considerable screen presence, while Jang Hyun-seong of independent films Nabi and Rewind gives the performance of his career.
In a year that has been lacking in unexpected discoveries, Git is an exciting find. At its rousing premiere at the Green Film Festival in Seoul, a prominent Korean film critic told me it may be the best romance Korea has ever produced.At its core, this is a movie about how one person’s death can suck the air out of a family and a community.
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