By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Chan-wook Park told reporter Rachel Lee, “I like telling stories through small, artificially created worlds.” This predilection obviously influenced the South Korean director’s first English-language film, “Stoker,” which takes a small world, an adolescent girl’s, and then gradually expands it. Step by step, the viewer sees more, though the […]
2009 brought a wealth of Asian and Asian-related films to American theaters. Here’s a quick look back at 10 films you should have seen — and if you haven’t, you should hunt these down at your local video store:
“Thirst” is a new film directed by controversial South Korean director Chan-wook Park. The film begins with a fat man wheezing in his hospital bed. Between wheezes, he explains how he once held the world’s greatest sponge cake. He longed for nothing more than a private place to devour this cake. However, he came across two hungry sisters and gave the cake to them instead.