Thirst – UK theatrical release

5th October 2009 Curzon Cinema, Soho, London 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 […]

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Park Chan-wook in town for Thirst

by Philip Gowman 12 October 2009
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Just had my photo taken with Park Chan-wook, while he’s in town for the premiere of Thirst. All's right with the world. # And appropriately enough, he cast a blood-red shadow as he answered questions after the screening of that vampire movie. # Keywords: Directors: Park Chan-wook Event tags: Thirst – UK theatrical release

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Park Chan-wook: uncut (almost)

by Saharial 11 October 2009
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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 […]

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Cute kisses and extreme marriages – different perspectives on Park Chan-wook

by Philip Gowman 8 October 2009
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After Monday’s focus on Thirst, Tuesday’s Mr Vengeance screening, together with a generous hour of Q&A with Director Park, offered the opportunity to focus on his earlier work. In fact, the first question at the Q&A asked about Park’s very first films (pre JSA). Did Park have any tips or lessons learned for a rookie […]

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Lead us not into temptation – Q&A with Director Park at UK “Thirst” premiere

by Philip Gowman 7 October 2009
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Appropriately enough, Director Park cast a sombre red shadow on the screen as he walked onto the stage to answer questions following the London premiere of Thirst. The film delivered all the blood you have come to expect from a Park Chan-wook movie, this time with some justification, given the vampire theme. But as always […]

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Park Chan-wook’s Thirst gets UK theatrical release

by Events Editor 25 September 2009
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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 […]

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