The final week (well, actually nine days) of the festival has a few treats in store, including two showings of Hong Sang-soo's Turning Gate -- which is not only Filmbrain's favorite Korean film, but one of his all-time favorites, period. It's nothing short of criminal that the film has never had a proper distribution in the States, and you really shouldn't miss this opportunity to see it. Turning Gate is a perfect film that shows with tremendous honesty how, for some men, sexual/romantic conquest becomes a surrogate for having to admit to failure in other areas of life. It also reveals how pathetically simple we are, and how women are completely aware of that fact. There are individual scenes in this film that are better than dozens of other whole films combined. This is a film worth driving five hours to see (Cinetrix, Cynthia), and Filmbrain is even offering a money-back-guarantee if not fully satisfied. It's that good. (Aaron, Karen, George, Scott -- you're all local -- you've got no excuse.)
Not as much time this week for a full update -- here are some quick picks for the final days of the festival:
Complete schedule and ticketing information can be found HERE.