Kim Ki-duk back to Venice with ‘Moebius’


Kim Ki-duk’s new film Moebius will be presented at the 70th Venice Film Festival. The South Korean auteur won the 69th edition of that very festival with his last movie Pietà. Moebius is described as the story of a mother that accidentally injures and fatally wounds her son and her husband castrating himself in order to make amends.

This sounds very much like Kim Ki-duk’s style and I’m sure it will feature his favorite theme of voyeurism and hopefully new inventive tricks on the aesthetic front (possibly better than those ‘zoom effects’ in Pietà). Being a big fan of his work I’m glad to see him back to work so feverishly. I can’t help but wonder if the accident on the set of Dreams has inspired him to do this film. If you want to know more about what happened during the shooting of that movie I highly watching his documentary Arirang, for which he won the Un Certain Regard price in Cannes in 2011.

The festival will take place from the 28. August to the 7. September. Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci was appointed president of the jury.


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  3. INN

    I am disappointed of the direction he’s taking after Dream.
    I was so astonished with all this movies but now it’s just violence for the sake of violence. It is so obvious that Kim KI-duk is in pain that it makes me feel sorry for him that he is unable to rise above all the things that happened to him as all his characters in his previous movies used to do.

    • davideperretta

      Hmm.. Yeah, it’s definitely a different direction, but I thought ‘Pietà’ was a return to form for him, after ‘Amen’. I’m excited for Moebius and I loved Arirang!

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