When Jongsu and Haemi are fucking and while thrusting Jongsu catches the light reflecting from the Namsan tower into Haemi's closet. The flame gently fades: "You have to be lucky to catch the light."
Maya is more interesting as how it relates to Mia Hansen-Løve last film (Things to Come) than how it stands alone. The constant in Hansen-Løve's work is life passing itself by, and she seems to have let it seep out of the diegeses. Her practice has become a gestalt of shifting moods and temperaments with each film informing the next. The result? A film more concerned with exploring the contexts the character is burdened by—or the refusal to be burdened by them—than with shaping their own context.
A revenge film that really delivers.
Mad Max meets Kill Bill plus drugs.
So much gore that someone literally had a seizure during the screening.
To think about: camp, male gaze, directorial authority over women's empowerment (Death Proof male directed female revenge flic and Revenge female directed female revenge flic, is it subversive because it's female?), a weak character just trying to survive what life throws at her and manages to come out strong