Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) (2016)



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I have been waiting to watch this South Korean zombie film with my Korea-obsessed daughter and it did not disappoint. Now one of my favourite zombie movies (I’m a bit partial to both Dawn of the Dead and Shaun of the Dead and Warm Bodies), it had me hiding behind a cushion for most of its 118 minutes. Continue reading

The Handmaiden (2016)



This Korean adaptation by Chan-wook Park of the novel Fingersmith by Sarah Waters was a delightful surprise. Skipped at MIFF because it seemed a bit trivial, I discovered it is a beautiful exploration of the power of women and the many guises of oppression and truth. Continue reading