Top 10 Korean Films of 2014

5. Night Flight

Previously known as a queer filmmaker, LeeSong Hee-il expanded his canvas last year with Night Flight, a layered high school film that speaks volumes to the malaise and alienation of Korean youth. Fitting in has hardly seemed so difficult in a film painted with soft strokes yet detailing sharp, hierarchical divides.

Queer themes remain in LeeSong’s new film but are only part of a sprawling narrative that cleverly uses locations, framing and all manner of tools available to tell a story that is at first familiar but ultimately deeper than one could expect. A superb follow up to the lyrical White Night (my 10th favourite Korean film of 2012), I hope Night Flight is a stepping stone to an even bigger fourth feature.

Intro - 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 - Best of the Rest

Top 10 Lists

Year   2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - All Time (Top 25)

Genre   Gangster - Revenge

Reviews and features on Korean film appear regularly on Modern Korean Cinema.  For film news, external reviews, and box office analysis, take a look at the Korean Box Office UpdateKorean Cinema News and the Weekly Korean Reviews, which appear weekly on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings (Korean Standard Time).

To keep up with the best in Korean film you can sign up to our RSS Feed, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

No comments:

Post a Comment