Physical 100

Physical: 100 (2023)

Win or bust: Darwinian struggles for survival and Greek myths of (im)mortality in Netflix’s Physical: 100 (2023) first published (in Korean translation) in the book 한류를 읽는 안과 밖의 시선: 2024 K-콘텐츠 [The inside and outside perspectives of reading the Korean Wave: 2024 K-Content], Kyunghee University Press, February 25, 2024, pp.131-9 Real physiques Created by…

Tropic

Tropic (Tropique) (2022)

Tropic (Tropique) had its UK première at the Glasgow Film Festival 2023 Tropic (Tropique) begins in water, as young people in a pool try, under test conditions, to stay on the bottom for the longest amount of time, holding their breath. Edouard Salier’s sci-fi feature is set in a near future where nations are vying…

Climbing

Climbing (Keul-la-i-ming) (2021)

Climbing (Keul-la-i-ming) screens at the London Korean Film Festival, 18 Nov, 2021 In Climbing (Keul-la-i-ming), developed from writer/director Kim Hye-mi’s debut project for the Korean Academy of Film Arts’ feature animation course, Choi Se-hyeon (voiced by Kim Min-ji) is under a lot of pressure. A solo climber absolutely committed to her craft and hoping to…

This Way Out

This Way Out (2013)

This Way Out (2013) The feature debut of Staten Cousins Roe, A Serial Killer’s Guide To Life (2019) took full advantage of the incredible chemistry between its two leads, Katie Brayben and Roe’s wife (and fellow producer) Poppy Roe. The contrasts in these players’ performances – Brayben bringing the ditzy vulnerability, Roe the determined self-assurance…