Clawing

Beasts Clawing At Straws (2020)

Writer/director Kim Yong-hoon’s feature debut Beasts Clawing At Straws (Jipuragirado japgo sipeun jimseungdeul) opens with a bravura tracking shot. A person walks into a sauna complex, and places a Louis Vuitton bag into a locker – and the mobile camera cleaves not so much to the person (who is mostly out of shot) as to…

corruption

Korea Politicians: Corruption, cynicism and criminality at the LKFF 2016

Korea Politicians: Corruption, cynicism and criminality at the LKFF 2016 contains capsules of Inside Men: The Original, A Violent Prosecutor and Asura: The City of Madness There’s something rotten in the state of Korea. Currently the incumbent President, Park Geun-hye – daughter of the military dictator Park Chung-hee who helped transform the country into an industrial powerhouse – is embroiled…