Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Capital Celluloid 2012 - Day 306: Fri Nov 2

The Weight (Jeon Kyu-hwan, 2012): ICA Cinema, 9.15pm
This film, which has garnered quite a reputation following its premiere at the Venice Film Festival, screens as part of the Korean Film Festival. Details of the latter festival can be found here.

Here is the ICA introduction to tonight's filmJung is a mortician at the morgue who has to heavily rely on medicine for his severe tuberculosis and arthritis. Despite his illness, Jung finds cleansing and dressing the dead a noble and even beautiful act. For him, his life at the morgue is both a reality and a fantasy while the corpses are his models and friends for his paintings, his sole living pleasure.

The Weight was the winner of the Queer Lion prize at the Venice Film Festival. 
Here is the trailer.

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