On December 20, 1960, the world-famous Director Kim Ki-Duk was born in Sobenni village (South Korea). The biography turned out to be motley: he left school as a 15-year-old teenager for a job at a factory, then immediately joined the ranks of the Marines, dreamed of working as a priest, became interested in drawing, studied in Paris. Ki Duk wrote his first screenplay when He was in his thirties…
Since his debut film “crocodile” (1996) came a few dozen pictures — controversial, shocking, permeated with the spirit of Asia, a mixture of inhuman cruelty and poetic beauty. We remembered the most striking works of the Director. Continue reading
This week in the Russian hire came “Favorite” (The favorite) Yorgos Lanthimos. The film for Lantimosa highly ambiguous and not so pretentious as “Murder of sacred deer” or “Lobster” – comfortably watch until the end of, understand that is happening (and even obtain from this pleasure) will be able if not all, then many.
The thing is probably that “Favorite” is not an author’s project, but a commercial one. For the first time, the script of the film was not handled by the Director himself, but by writer and producer Deborah Davis and series writer and Director Tony McNamara.The plot of the film is built around the Palace intrigues between two confidants of the British Queen Anne, the last reigning monarch of the Stuart dynasty. The narrative covers the earliest start time of the reign of Queen — the end of XVII and beginning of XVIII century. Continue reading