Contorted

Contorted (2022)

Contorted, transcript of an on-stage introduction given at a screening for the London Korean Film Festival 2022 Contorted is concerned with the ineffable, deeply transgressive taboos of motherly abuse and filicide. As such, it falls into a line that can be traced back at least to the Ancient Greek tragedy (of which this film is…

Woodshock

Woodshock (2017)

Woodshock first published by VODzilla.co “Remember when we used to play in the woods together. I got lost that one summer. When I turned around, you were gone. When they found me, I almost didn’t want to come back.”  These words which introduce Woodshock – accompanied by abstract images of Theresa (Kirsten Dunst) alone among…

Wailing

The Wailing (2016)

The Wailing first published by Little White Lies Though called The Wailing in English, Na Hong-jin’s third feature (after 2008’s The Chaser and 2010’s The Yellow Sea) was released in its native South Korea under the title Goksung, which is also the name of the village where its mysteries unfold. Small-town values propel events here. Amidst…