Geuk jang jeon (Tale of Cinema) (2005)
Critic Reviews for Geuk jang jeon (Tale of Cinema)
There are filmmakers lurking here, and their involvement in the unfolding action highlights Hong's multilayered, self-deprecating self-portrait-and his ambivalent view of a milieu that is inescapably his own.
Hong, who reportedly always carries a notebook with him, is an excellent observer of the minutiae of daily life.
Emotionally honest in its late-bloomer humility... a love-story diptych whose two halves reflect and refract upon one another through the all-seeing eye of film itself.
Audience Reviews for Geuk jang jeon (Tale of Cinema)
Bring on the bifurcated meta films! I was confounded by the first half and then the rug gets pulled out from under me and while it becomes clearer it's still bizarre and interesting as hell. The true main character is a first class weirdo who gets involved in some pretty awkward moments. I'm not sure if the criticism of life imitating art is all there is to themes. It reminds me of Rivette's Love on the Ground.
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