News and reviews, contemplations and considerations of Asian films and filmmakers. With the occasional piece on manga, dance, music, or whatever else Asian that might be of interest. Written by Dr. Stan Glick, a columnist for Asian Cult Cinema magazine.
With Hong Kong actor Simon Yam at the 2010 NY Asian Film Festival
Thursday, November 15, 2012
ACF 1714: Korean drama CHOKED at MoMI on November 18th, 2012
Choked / Ka-shi
Directed by Kim Joong-hyun
Starring: Um Tae-goo, Park Se-jin, Kil Hae-yeon South Korea, 2011, 111 min. When: Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm
Amidst an economic downturn, Youn-ho finds all of his relationships
threatened by the myriad consequences of debt, materialism, and false
entrepreneurial starts. Beautifully shot on widescreen Red during
wintertime in Seoul, this impressive first feature by Kim paints a
chilly and unforgiving portrait of status-obsessed culture that
transcends national borders.