Those with a mild taste for gore may enjoy parts of this, although the horror element resides in its attempt to strike discomfort than it actually being scary. Jiok follows a woman's mental crisis after learning of her impending death, as she decides how to use her limited time. Bouncing between acceptance and a rebellious phase, friends and family influence the final days of her life. Sang-ho's knack for combining philosophy with thriller was in its early stages here, occasionally showing thematic hints further explored in his future films. The short film uses rotoscoping, characterized by animation mimicking the slightest of movements. Facial expressions are inconsistent, quite off-putting even if rightfully unorthodox in their design. I'm a fan of the grimy cinematography, depicting messy urban settings. Jiok is an experimental entry into this sub-genre, spectacular by no means but somewhat perceptive.