Sang-Joon is a professor in the film department at a provincial university. He goes to Seoul to meet his senior, Young-Ho, who works as a film critic. Sang-Joon stays in a northern village in Seoul for 3 days.
JR has broken up with her professor. She enlists her nervous and obnoxious younger brother Colin to take a short road trip in order to help move out her belongings. They bicker and fight, ... See full summary »
Alex Ross Perry
Kate Lyn Sheil
It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema.
Very disappointed in this film. While following Conrad's novel quite closely in a new modern setting, it continually trips over in too self-consciously going for the "art shot" whenever possible. e.g All the main characters travel in boats by standing up at the bow - whether a cargo ship, or a little village canoe.
The acting is fine, as are the locations and cinematography.
However, the narrative is poorly developed. Conrad wrote a ripping yarn that explores another human fish-out-of-water situation. In it's place we get a pure art film that could have so much more. Perhaps my own bias shows as I was hoping for a more "Herzogian" treatment of a fantastic book.
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