Top Korean Films of 2013

2. Han Gong-ju

No film surprised me more in 2013 than Han Gong-ju, a first time indie that was a blind watch for me at the Busan Film Festival in October. Beginning as a simple and almost whimsical tale of a quiet high school girl who keeps to herself, the film gradually adds more layers as flashbacks, characters, tangential stories and increasingly clever camera and editing flourishes get thrown into the mix.

I would be remiss not to say that the film isn’t for everyone. Some may be angered by the depiction of its terrible secret but I also think that many will be completely bowled over by it. In my case it was an emotional experience that left me shattered and one that I won’t soon forget.

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

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