Top 10 Korean Films of 2014

10. A Matter of Interpretation

Romance Joe was one of my favorite films of 2012 (though it actually premiered in 2011) and director Lee Kwang-kuk proves he’s no fluke with his delightfully oddball follow-up A Matter of Interpretation. It still bears the mark of his mentor Hong Sangsoo, but his new film is anything but derivative. A playful deconstruction of narrative that worms its way through dreams, metaphors and faux-philosophizing, for me it brought to mind the head trips of David Lynch.

Unlike Lynch’s work however, I don’t think there’s any need to go back again and again to uncover the truth beneath the surface, as more than anything, Lee seems to be having a bit of fun. But what a wonderful ride he takes us on.

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