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'A Quiet Dream' ('Choon-mong'): Film Review | Busan 2016

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New Hollywood 'A Quiet Dream' ('Choon-mong'): Film Review | Busan 2016:

Zhang Lu's Busan festival opener features three of South Korea's top actor-directors playing suitors of a Chinese-Korean bar owner.
The Korean Film Archives are present in A Quiet Dream in more ways than one, as characters go there to watch old movies, comment on its ambience and clientele, and talk about the social history of the multi-media hub it is located in. It's an appropriate backdrop, given how Chinese-Korean cineaste Zhang Lu's latest film makes multiple references to seminal moments in contemporary Korean indie cinema, the most notable of which being the top-billed appearance of three well-known filmmakers playing versions of characters in their own work.

But this is more than merely a homage to other people's past, great moments; A Quiet Dream also expands on Zhang's long-running interest about how people react to the traumas of geographical and social displacement.

While boasting a seemingly simple rom-com narrative of a beautiful young woman's relationship with her fumbling suitors, A Quiet Dream offers both surreal vignettes and also very real moments of social drama highlighting the quotidian lives of members of Seoul's invisible underclass. While a subtle, enigmatic and captivating film, Zhang's feature – which mostly unfolds in black-and-white – is also a daunting mix for audiences and distributors, and its berth as the opener of the Busan International Film Festival is crucial for its future festival run.

At the center of A Quiet Dream is Ye-ri (Han Ye-ri). Born in China, she joined her Korean father in Seoul in her teens after her mother died of cancer; the old man soon fell ill and became paralyzed, a condition that leaves Ye-ri - who reads classical Korean literature, recites Chinese poetry and watches arthouse cinema – with no choice but to stay at a dreary, dead-end job running the bar she owns in a run-down neighborhood in the South Korean capital.

Ye-ri's mundane existence is punctuated by the presence of a trio of feeble admirers. Jeong-beom (Park Jung-bum) is an earnest North Korean defector who – like the protagonists of Park's own directorial efforts The Journal of Musan and Alive – submits silently to the exploitation he encounters in his new life in the South, the latest indignity being his employer sacking him for "having sad eyes". Ik-june, played by Yang Ik-june, is a bragging middle-aged hoodlum cut off by his gang for laughing during an elder's funeral. And finally there's Jong-bin (Yoon Jong-bin, The Unforgiven), with his infantile advances toward Ye-ri.

This strange trio's interactions with Ye-ri offer funny moments and barbed quips galore, as the men compete feebly for the woman's attention. There's also a fourth suitor in the shape of a nameless football-playing tomboy (Lee Joo-yeong), who, beneath her confrontational posture toward the men, is actually a poetry-writing sentimentalist at heart. The film's most sensual scene is hers, as she embraces Ye-ri from behind – a lovelorn gesture Ye-ri softly and subtly rebuffs, to the other woman's dismay.

Bolstered by a string of cameos – including Zhang's Gyeongju star Sin Min-ah as Jeong-beom's girlfriend and Train to Busan villain Kim Ee-seong as the man's crooked boss – the main cast delivers with thoroughly effective turns, bringing Zhang's screenplay and thoughtful mise-en-scene to life alongside Cho Young-jik's pristine camerawork and Lee Hak-min's crisp editing. The protagonist's dreams might be hushed, but their personalities and their anguish come through loud and clear.

Production Company: Lu Film
Cast: Han Ye-ri, Yang Ik-june, Park Jung-bum, Yoon Jong-bin
Director-screenwriter: Zhang Lu
Producer: Leila Jo
Director of photography: Cho Young-jik
Production designer: Kim Cho-hea
Costume designer: Nam Ji-soo
Editor: Lee Hak-min
Music: Bek Hyun-jin
International Sales: M-Line Distribution
In Korean
101 minutes


'The Great Gilly Hopkins': Film Review And News

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2106 Hollywood 'The Great Gilly Hopkins': Film Review And News:

Kathy Bates, Glenn Close and Octavia Spencer star in this adaptation of Katherine Paterson's acclaimed 1978 YA novel.
Such reliable pros as Kathy Bates, Glenn Close and Octavia Spencer generously lend their talents to The Great Gilly Hopkins, Stephen Herek's screen adaptation of Katherine Paterson's acclaimed 1978 young adult novel. This Dickensian tale of a rebellious 12-year-old foster child desperate to reunite with her biological mother has a decided old-fashioned quality that could make it a tough sit for its tween target audience, not to mention adults attracted by the starry cast. Being given a limited theatrical release, the pic should garner more attention in home video formats.

Sophie Nelisse plays the spunky title character, abandoned by her self-obsessed mother Courtney (Julia Stiles) and shepherded by a social worker (Billy Magnussen) through a series of foster homes. At the story's beginning she finds herself living in the Maryland home of Christian-minded widow Mamie Trotter (Bates), along with W.E. (Zachary Hernandez), a 7-year-old boy who mostly stays silent.

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Deeply unhappy in her new environment, Gilly lashes out, frequently using racial and ethnic slurs, at everyone around her, including her new classmates and ever-patient homeroom teacher (Spencer). When she receives a postcard from her mother, Gilly decides to travel cross-country to see her, stealing money from a kindly, legally blind neighbor (Bill Hobbs) to finance the trip.

Things don't go as planned, but not long afterwards Gilly's life is disrupted yet again by the unexpected arrival of her rich grandmother Nonnie (Close), who only recently discovered Gilly's existence. The regal, self-possessed Nonnie wants to take Gilly home to live with her in her palatial estate, but by then the little girl has come to embrace her foster family.


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Scripted by David Paterson, the original novelist's son, the film effectively strikes the required emotional notes, although without much cinematic flair. The alternately farcical and melodramatic tones never fully cohere, and the title character is so abrasive that it's hard to muster much sympathy for her. Still, The Great Gilly Hopkins has its enjoyable moments — Bates' entertaining, scenery-chewing turn providing many of them — and its themes are refreshingly complex for a film targeted to kids.

Distributor: Lionsgate Premiere
Production: Arcady Bay Entertainment
Cast: Sophie Nelisse, Kathy Bates, Bill Cobbs, Julia Stiles, Octavia Spencer, Glenn Close, Clare Foley, Zachary Hernandez, Billy Magnussen
Director: Stephen Herek
Screenwriter: David Paterson
Producers: Brian Kennedy, David Paterson, John Paterson, William Teitler
Executive producers: Chip Flaherty, Peyton Kay, William Kay, Eve Schoukroun
Director of photography: David M. Dunlap
Production designer: Ola Maslik
Editor: David Leonard
Costume designer: Meghan Kasperlik
Composer: Mark Isham
Casting: Avy Kaufman


Rated PG, 99 minutes