Hwayi: A Monster Boy (Hwa-i: Goi-mool-eul sam-kin a-i)

Hwayi: A Monster Boy (Hwa-i: Goi-mool-eul sam-kin a-i) Korea (2013) Dir. Jang Joon-hwan When children play up, our instinctive reaction is to blame the parents for not bringing them up properly. Some might argue this is a rather assumptive and generalist attitude to take but in the case of the young protagonist of this grisly … Continue reading Hwayi: A Monster Boy (Hwa-i: Goi-mool-eul sam-kin a-i)

Tunnel (Teo-neol)

Tunnel (Teo-neol) Korea (2016) Dir. Kim Sung-Hoon I’m sure I’m not the only one who, as a child, when driving through a tunnel would have feelings of apprehension of how safe it was and wonder if the ceiling would collapse on us before we made through to the other side. A few films exist that … Continue reading Tunnel (Teo-neol)

A Reason To Live (O-neul)

  A Reason To Live (O-neul – lit. trans Today) Korea (2011) Dir. Jeong-hyang Lee It’s been one year since TV producer Da-Hye’s (Song Hye-Kyo) fiancé Sang-Woo (Ki Tae-Young) is killed in a hit and run accident by a fifteen year-old boy who Da-Hye, in line with her Catholic faith forgives the boy. But when … Continue reading A Reason To Live (O-neul)