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‘Moebius’ is an Oedipal feast

Who needs words when you can deliver a visceral punch with nothing more than images? In Moebius, South Korean writer-director, Kim Ki-duk, has crafted nothing short of a masterpiece in minimalism. Though challenging and uncompromising, Moebius never sacrifices its humanity in favor of experimental flourishes. Through evocative imagery and savagely dark humor, Kim creates a mesmerizing film about lust, degradation and tranquility. An Oedipal feast that should not be missed.

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‘Pieta’ Image Gallery

[callout] Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2012 Venice Film Festival, Pieta is the acclaimed film from celebrated and controversial Korean director Kim Ki-Duk (Bad Guy; Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… And Spring; 3-Iron). In this intense and haunting story, a loan shark lives an isolated and lonely existence, using brutality to threaten and collect paybacks …

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AmérAsia Film Festival 2012 Wrap Up

Following two event-filled weekends, March 1-4 and 9-11, the third edition of the AmérAsia Film Festival has come to a close. This year the festival featured about 50 Asian and Asian-Canadian films including Cannes and Academy Award-winning productions from China, Kyroskistan, India, Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam, as well a number of Quebec-origin films. Over …

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‘Arirang’ Movie Review

Arirang Directed by Kim Ki-duk Written by Kim Ki-duk South Korea, 2011 What separates the writers and directors who take their craft to heart may not only be felt in their films, although the latter is a reasonably accurate measuring tool, but also in what they communicate more directly to viewers and listeners who pay …

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Kim Ki-duk’s ‘The Coast Guard’ is the most scathing commentary on the South Korean military state

The Coast Guard Directed by Ki-duk Kim South Korea, 2002 With Ki-duk Kim releasing a new film at this year’s Cannes, his older material warrants a small retrospective.  Ki-duk’s best films – The Isle, Bad Guy, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring, 3-Iron – are tender and violent portraits of mostly mute protagonists, often marked by …

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