We briefly discussed Korean director Park Chan-wook‘s latest film Thirst, in our most recent podcast. Park, the director of 2003’s twisted and amazing Oldboy debuted his new film at the Cannes film festival a few weeks ago. Thirst secured a North American release at the festival, and an English trailer for the film hit the web this week.
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Thirst will have its North American debut at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, which runs from July 9th – 27th. If you can’t make it to Montreal in July, you will most certainly be able to catch Thirst at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. For lack of a better term, Park’s movies are delightfully fucked up: there isn’t a taboo he won’t break. However, while his films are always shocking, the shock-factor always serves the story in a meaningful way and never feels gratuitous. I loved Park’s Vengeance trilogy, and I’m really looking forward to Thirst.
Thanks to Craig for the info.
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