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Interview with Darcy Paquet on "Pieta" by Kim Ki-duk

2012/09/12 | 757 views | Permalink | Source

Fans of Korean films rejoiced over the weekend when director Kim Ki-duk's movie "Pieta" won the Golden Lion Award at the Venice International Film Festival.
His dark critique of capitalism became the first-ever Korean film to win the top prize from a major international film jury.

To delve deeper into the director his latest work and the Korean film industry's prospects film critic and expert Darcy Paquet joins us in the studio now.
Good evening.

[Reporter : ] Hello. Nice to be here.

Some of our viewers may know Kim Ki-duk from his films Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter The Bow or Arirang.
Critics and moviegoers love him overseas but reception here is a bit tepid. Why What makes a Kim Ki-duk film Critics here and abroad say the big-budget blockbuster moviemaking system crowds out independent films like Pieta because they don't often show up in theaters.
Are we at risk of losing good Korean filmmakers The Chairman of the Korea Film Commission Kim In-seok says "Pieta" has advanced the competitiveness of Korean films. Do you think we're on the verge of a 'Gangnam Style' explosion in Korean films Pieta was made on an entire budget of less than 150,000 dollars. Some see this as a disadvantage but with online piracy eating into the revenue models of big budget films others say the micro-budget film like Pieta is the way to go.

Thanks for joining us tonight and sharing your insight.

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