One On One intro (2014)

This is, more or less, the text for my on-stage introduction to Kim Ki-duk’s One On One for the London Korean Film Festival on Sunday, 9 November, 2014. “Who am I?” Those three words appear in text at the end of Kim Ki-duk’s 20th feature One On One, challenging us to decide where our allegiances…

Crocodile

Crocodile (A-go) (1996)

Crocodile (A-go) first published by Little White Lies Kim Ki-duk is always courting controversy. His films (including The Isle, Bad Guy, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter… and Spring and 3-Iron) are often violent, cruel and shocking, and have even been accused of misogyny; yet they also typically manifest a visual poetry and a spiritual resonance that offset their unpleasant…