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One hopes that it will be liberated from the other two segments of 1.3.6. At 70 minutes, it is a perfectly respectable length for a stand-alone feature film, and this is a movie that deserves to travel.
(Darcy Paquet) There was a lot going on in the world of Korean film at the beginning of 2005.
What followed next was a powerful nine-week run in the domestic box office where the film eventually went on to gather more than 5 million viewers.
Without the pressure and weighty expectations involved in producing a major work, inspiration flows freely and the result is an even more accomplished piece of art.In Song's other works, such elements sometimes feel forced or self-consciously arty, but here they blend with the otherworldly presence of the island and add a sense of mystery.Git (which means either a triangular flag or "feather" in Korean) is surprising in several respects.Comprising works by Jang Jin (Someone Special), Lee Young-jae (Harmonium in My Memory) and Song, 1.3.6 was intended to explore environmental themes and was slotted to open the first Green Film Festival in Seoul in late October.
Alas, the festival's expectations were confounded, first in that only Lee Young-jae's work really engaged environmental issues in a direct way (the other two were merely set in rural areas), and second by the fact that Song went out and shot a 70-minute film.The controversy of The President's Last Bang was being played out in the courtrooms and in the entertainment news.The collapse of the Pi Fan Film Festival was a hot topic and the hype surrounding the impending release of Another Public Enemy was overwhelming.Although the general path followed by the plot is pretty straightforward, Song leads us down many odd and fascinating detours.