Author Archive for: ‘Steve Choe’

Kim Ki-duk’s Aporia: The Face and Hospitality (on 3-Iron)

Mention the name Kim Ki-duk, the South Korean auteur, to contemporary cinephiles and one is likely to receive one of two responses.[1] On the one side, a panoply of pejoratives may be invoked: misogynistic, lurid, gratuitous, juvenile, exploitative, the notorious “bad guy”, or the enfant terrible, of Korean cinema. Kim’s films may also be mentioned, such as The Isle (2000), …

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