[Off-topic]Pictures and Videos of Kim Ki-Duk
November 4, 2009
My all time favourite Korean director. A man who makes silence sing. Once a painter, now a filmmaker, usings his former skills to infuse each frame with magic. To watch his movies not to be entertained or thrilled, but to be disgusted, and also to find beauty. Never afraid to be controversial and making films for crocodiles crawling at the bottom of society. 95% of people will hate him, but the rest will love him. Maybe in future I will talk about him at length. For now, some pictures, trailers, as well as few words for a number of his movies that I want to recommend, for those interested in art-house Asian cinema.
“The audiences at Sundance are hardened and sophisticated, but when the film played there in 2001, there were gasps and walk-outs. People covered their eyes, peeked out, and slammed their palms back again. I report that because I want you to know: This is the most gruesome and quease-inducing film you are likely to have seen. You may not even want to read the descriptions in this review. Yet it is also beautiful, angry and sad, with a curious sick poetry. It is not about fishhooks and sex at all. It is a cry of pain.” – Roger Ebert
An empty house, that is me
Waiting for the key that sets me free
To make you feel for an old man who raised a little girl only to marry her when she’s ‘ripe’. And for her who accepts him despite his selfish desires. Strength and beautiful sound like in a tautness of a bow…I want to live like this until the day I die.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring
If we breathe in hatred, we breathe out forgiveness.
If we breathe in spite, we breathe out understanding.
If we breathe in jealousy, we breathe out love.
We can not help but breathe, until we breathe no more.