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Saharial reviews Thirst

Being a big fan of Park Chan-wook’s Vengeance Trilogy, I was definitely excited and keen to see Thirst (박쥐; Bakjwi) his newest release that won the Jury prize at Cannes this year. The story is of Sang-hyun (Song Kang-ho), a priest who willingly undergoes a medical experiment to help find a cure for a virus. … [Read More]

Park Chan-wook: uncut (almost)

Saharial provides a warts and all direct transcript of the Park Chan-wook Q&A at the Curzon Soho preview of Thirst. At least, up until the point when an officious usherette told her to switch her recorder off… The Q&A was only a half hour long, a real shame, and the staff at the Curzon were … [Read More]

Park Chan-wook’s Thirst gets UK theatrical release

There were two hotly anticipated films from Korea this year. Bong Joon-ho’s Mother, and Park Chan-wook’s Thirst. Thirst showed at Cannes, where it won the Jury prize. We shall be seeing Mother at the BFI London Film Festival at the end of October. But Metrodome have been quick on their feet, and with their cheque … [Read More]