Saturday, 29 October 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 313: Wed Nov 9

The Man with Three Coffins (Lee Chang-ho, 1987): Close-Up Cinema, 8pm

This 35mm screening is part of the Classics Revistited section of the London Korean Film Festival. You can find all the details here. The film will be followed by a Lee Chang-ho Q&A.

Harvard Film Archive review:
Lee's inimitable masterpiece is a hypnotic trance film and drifting road movie that follows a melancholy widower's journey back into his past as he travels to his dead wife's rural hometown to spread her ashes. Stylistically daring, The Man With Three Coffins uses a floating voice-over and avant-garde montage to evoke, with striking frankness, its anti-hero's sexually charged fears and stinging frustrations. Imbued with the heavy perfume of bitter memories and frustrated desiresThe Man With Three Coffins is a work of raw emotional intensity that almost seems itself to be haunted by the same supernatural forces that so disquiet the film and are most powerfully embodied in the uncanny figure of a shaman in direct communication with the shadow world of the departed.

Here (and above) is the opening.

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