Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Short Watch: Neon Dreams of PLASTIC GIRLS


Plastic Girls from Nils Clauss on Vimeo.

Short Watch is a weekly feature dedicated to highlighting important short films from emerging and established filmmakers. Check back each Tuesday to watch a free and subtitled Korean short on MKC.

By Pierce Conran

Korea's problem with sex and sexuality has been explored by an enormous amount of artists in Korea, but never quite like in the dreamlike and powerful Plastic Girls. From Seoul-based German cinematographer and filmmaker Nils Clauss, this short takes a unique view of the objectification of the female form and explores a number of uniquely Korean spaces in the process.

Clauss' beautiful drifting camerawork is tinged with an almost cyberpunk feel, which is supported by Udo Lee's great soundtrack, itself reminiscent of Vangelis. Special shout-out to Korean film critic Darcy Paquet, whose first shared this video on Facebook.

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