RCB FILM SERIES: JUNE 2017
‘ ANIMAL TOWN’ KOREA
(108 mins )
Directed by Kyuhwan JEON
Kind Courtesy: Treefilm Co Ltd
Animal Town is part of the ‘Town Trilogy’ of noted Korean director Kyuhwan JEON, the other two movies being Mozart Town before this, and Dance Town, after. They all deal with the isolation of individuals living in big towns.
In this film, the two lead characters are troubled, isolated individuals, living on the edge. Sungchul OH is a convicted pedophile, who is out on parole and still wears an ankle-bracelet on his foot, for the authorities to keep track of him. He tries to work hard and to stay cool and calm, even though he feels disturbed seeing a little girl on the street. Hyeongdo KIM also tries to lead a normal life with his wife, even though they have suffered a terrible tragedy. One day he spots Sungchul OH, recognizes him, and begins to stalk him.
Animal Town is a thought-provoking drama that haunts and moves you. The story has an underlying air of tension that keeps you on edge till the end. The film won the Special Jury Prize at the famed Busan Film Festival, and acclaim at numerous festivals around the world- France, Venice, Spain, Sweden, Geneva, Tallinn, New York, Philippines, Singapore, Mumbai.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAID:
Basque Daily News( Spain) : ‘Animal Town’ has a very powerful cinematographic density.
Laterna Magika (France)- Director Jeon has shown his capacity as a master of the cinematic arts
After the screening, a variety of Korean barbecue dishes and Soju liquor will be served, kind courtesy of the vibrant ‘Banjoo BBQ’ Korean restaurant, on Sukhumvit Soi 20.
We look forward to welcoming you to the screening.
The Movie Screening will be at Room 232 (Second Floor) of River City Bangkok.
Tel. 02 2370077-8 ext. 622, 701
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