BFI London Film Festival: A Fish 3D

Professor Lee has walked out on his students in mid-class. Now he’s driving south to rendezvous with the seedy gumshoe he hired to track down his missing wife. Things are not going well. Apparently his wife has been initiated as a shaman; Lee himself feels like he’s losing touch with reality. And the detective seems to be a psychotic menace. By the time the two men reach the shamanist enclave on Jindo Island, Lee is so baffled by the weird people he’s met and so disorientated, he might as well be in Twin Peaks… Park Hongmin’s mystery thriller is a phenomenal achievement: shot in perfect, homemade 3-D on a shoestring budget (Park is still a graduate student), it’s skilfully plotted, designed and cast and delivers more frissons-per-minute than most Hollywood neo-noirs. It’s also both irreducibly Korean and plausibly universal. The latest wave in Korean cinema starts here.

VUE, Screen 5 – Oct 11, 2012 6:15 PM
VUE, Screen 5 – Oct 12, 2012 3:15 PM
Hackney Picturehouse, Screen – 1 Oct 13, 2012 8:30 PM

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