Short films by Park Chan-wook
Dirs. Park Chan-kyong, Park Chan-wook. 2011, 33 mins. Digital projection. With Lee Jung-hyun, Oh Kwang-rok. A fisherman reels in a fish that transforms into a young woman. She begins talking to him of his long-lost daughter, and it gradually becomes apparent that she is a shaman acting as a medium between the land of the living and the dead. Night Fishing was shot using up to ten iPhones filming simultaneously from different angles. The film won the Golden Bear award at the Berlinale.
N.E.P.A.L. Never Ending Peace and Love
Dir. Park Chan-wook. 2003, 30 mins. 35mm. With Lee Ji-hyeon, Oh Dal-su. Based on the true tale of Chandra Gurung, a Nepalese woman, who, after losing her ID, was forced to spend over six years in a series of Korean mental institutions when her attempts to communicate in her native tongue were interpreted as mad ravings. N.E.P.A.L. Never Ending Peace and Love is Park’s segment of the omnibus feature If You Were Me—a collection of six shorts commissioned by the National Human Rights Commission of Korea.
Dir. Park Chan-wook. 2004, 30 mins. Digital projection. With Lee Byung-hun, Lim Won-hie, Kang Hye-jeong, Lee Dae-yeon. In the stunningly-staged Cut, Park’s contribution to the trilogy Three… Extremes, a successful film director is kidnapped by a dissatisfied extra and faces an impossible dilemma; he must decide whether to let his child be killed or watch his wife’s fingers cut off one by one. Cut demonstrates Park Chan-wook’s wicked sense of humor and assured style.
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