i had no idea this was a debut feature until i went looking for the poster. in retrospect, it makes a lot of sense, but i mean that in absolutely the best way possible. what a debut. i couldn’t possibly imagine an established filmmaker putting this together in the bluntly feminist way fargeat has without feeling compelled to bog it down with layers of subtext to “justify” already understandable violence, or worse still, sexualise its most traumatic elements. whatever The…
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It took me longer than I like to admit to fully watch this film due to being busy with uni work and also naughty naughty scenes i didn’t want my parents overhearing. Finally, it is done.
I’ve not watched a whole ton of Korean cinema from this era but the more I do, the more I’m becoming aware it was the decade of class conscious filmmaking. This poignant theme in Korean cinema is most often communicated not through its narrative,…