DOMINGO 26 | CINETECA NACIONAL | 18:30 HRS. | 122 MIN.
SÁBADO 25 | CINEMEX INSURGENTES – SALA 5 | 21:30 HRS. | 122 MIN.
Human, space, time and human
Korea | 2018 | DCP | Color | 122 min | Kim Ki-duk
Director: Kim Ki-duk
Script: Kim Ki-duk
Producer: Kim Ki-duk, Kim Dong-hoo
Cinematography: Lee Jeong-in
Sound: Jeong Jong-ho
Music: Park In-young
Edition: Kim Ki-duk
Cast: Mina Fujii, Jang Keun-suk, Ahn Sung-Ki, Lee Sung-jae, Ryoo Seung-bum, Sung Ki-youn, Joe Odagiri
A group of very different people set sail on an old warship. The passengers include a senator with his son, a newly-wed couple, a mysterious old man, a group of sex workers and a gang of violent criminals. Korean director Kim Ki-duk doesn’t waste any time before mercilessly letting his characters loose on each other in this confined setting. At first the aggressive behaviour of the thugs and their leader is directed at the first class passengers, but then more and more indiscriminately against the rest of those on board. Rape is followed by murder and it’s not long before the first of numerous and increasingly brutal mutinies takes place. And then, when a view of the ocean reveals a sea of clouds instead of water, it looks as though the ship’s social microcosm has finally come apart. All the protagonists in this film remain nameless and without a biography, the only thing that counts is the breathless here and now, which becomes a parable about the beast that is humankind. In a dramatic interpersonal downward spiral, the cruel fight for food and survival ultimately veers into the fantastical.
Born in 1960. After studying art in Paris, Kim Ki-duk returned to Korea and began his career as a screenwriter. He made his directorial debut with a low-budget movie, Crocodile, in 1996. Since then, Kim Ki-duk has been hailed by both critics and audiences for his hard-to-express characters, shocking visuals, and unprecedented messages.
He continued on making internationally acclaimed films such as Samaritan girl (Silver Bear award for Best Direction in Berlin 2004), 3-Iron (Silver Lion Award for Best Direction in Venice 2004), Arirang (Un Certain Regard Prize in Cannes 2011). Most notably, his latest work Pieta has won the Golden Lion Award for Best Film at 2012 Venice Film Festival. In 2013, Moebius was invited to Venice Film Festival in the out of competition section, and in 2014, One on one was screened in Venice as opening film of Venice Days.
Berlin International Film Festival