Saturday, 22 October 2016

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'In Between Seasons': Film Review | Busan 2016

Busan International Film Festival
Ji Yoonho and Lee Wongeun in 'In Between Seasons.'
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A mother uncovers a hidden side of her son's life in this drama about acceptance from first-time feature director Lee Dong-eun.
A woman caring for her hospitalized son comes to realize she doesn’t know him nearly as well as she thinks she does in In Between Seasons, an alternately bright and inert family drama premiering in Busan’s New Currents competition section.

Based on director Lee Dong-eun’s own comic book, In Between Seasons would probably have been best served remaining on the page, where panels can be lingered over — or not — at the reader’s discretion. As a film, those same panels frequently come across as stagnant sequences, making it easy to forget this is indeed a “motion” picture. Despite its extended, sloth-like second act, Seasons begins and ends on engaging notes, but that’s sadly not where the heart of Lee’s film rests (that would be the plodding middle). Festival life is nonetheless a possibility for In Between Seasons, even though it lacks the edgy tone the circuit gravitates to, and box-office success seems remote, being too commercial for art house release. Limited exposure in Asia could be in the offing given the popularity of television star Bae Jong-ok, but that’s about it.

The films “starts” with a car wreck before flashing back to four years earlier in Daejeon, a provincial city about 90 minutes south of Seoul, when star student Soohyun (Ji Yoonho) introduces his mother, Meekyung, to his friend Yongjun (Lee Wongeun, Kim Ki-duk’s The Net). Meekyung (Bae, Jealousy Is My Middle Name), who does not get on with her absent husband frequently working in the Philippines, takes to Yongjun like a second son; they travel together to visit Soohyun when he goes on leave from his military service, and she acts as something of a surrogate mother to Yongjun, whose own mother committed suicide years before. But when the young men are in a car accident that injures Yongjun and puts Soohyun in a coma, she uncovers some uncomfortable (for her) truths about their relationship and cuts Yongjun out of their lives.

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that Yongjun and Soohyun are young lovers, and to his credit Lee dispenses with the preferred cinematic trope of making its gay characters suffer needlessly. Admittedly the car crash is a bit harsh, but in this case it’s the tool Lee uses to achieve his broader goal — which is a chronicle of the slow (again, emphasis on slow) thaw between Meekyung and Yongjun, and the establishment of a new relational standard between them. Lee barely acknowledges Meekyung’s homophobia or absence of it, addressing the issue only fleetingly by having her wonder, “What did I do wrong?” and tossing a few softball questions at Yongjun about how they met. Meekyung’s gradual acceptance of Yongjun and Soohyun comes through action — namely Yongjun’s selfless care for the convalescing Soohyun.

In Between Seasons is arguably the most polished, most mainstream entry in this year’s New Currents program, complete with a gauzy, soft-focus love scene (at least the boys look happy), but its pacing problems trump its good intentions. Lee sprinkles moments that provide character background throughout the narrative that enlighten less than they bring the film to a screeching halt. Meekyung’s eventual divorce, Yongjun’s troubled family life and anything revolving around Meekyung’s Ladies Who Lunch could easily have been excised or suggested instead of painstakingly detailed: None of those things is what the film is about. Thankfully the film has Lee and Ji to carry it over its weak patches. They manage a comfortable, intimate dynamic, at their best in precrash flashbacks (not coincidentally when the film is at its most lively) and when injecting the bittersweet ending with a wisp of optimism.

Production company: Myung Films Institute
Cast: Bae Jongok, Lee Wongeun, Ji Yoonho, Park Wonsang, Seo Jungyeon, Woo Ji-hyeon
Director-screenwriter: Lee Dong-eun
Producer: Kim Jiyoung
Director of photography: Lee Kun-sol
Production designer: Gwon Hayan
Costume designer: Lee Jinah
Editor: Oh Byeongjoo
Music: Do Jaemyung
Sales: Finecut

In Korean


No rating, 116 minutes

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'500M800M': Film Review | Busan 2016

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Wu Chengxiang in '500M800M'
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Hao Tian takes on China’s one-child policy and its fallout in his bleak but timely debut.
The PRC is staring at a significant and potentially disastrous demographics problem in the coming years thanks to its 35-year-old one-child policy. It is alleged that the program resulted in as many as 400 million unborn babies. China’s massive Three Gorges Dam project is the subject of ongoing criticism for its forced relocations of residents and negative impact on the environment. Writer-director Hao Tian marries those apparently unrelated topics in the 1997-set 500M800M, a Jia Zhangke-esque drama that ultimately connects the two subjects to heartbreaking and maddening effect. A humble film that makes the most of its mountainous Hubei province landscape, 500M800M should find a warm welcome on the festival circuit for its currency: China lifted its family restrictions at the beginning of the year.

The title refers to a distance above sea level, which acts as a guide for the state in moving people off what will be the dam’s reservoir. It’s also a sweet spot for having children: A second child is acceptable if the first is a girl for anyone living between 500 and 800 meters up. The film starts with one such resident, Hongfen (Chen Ling), giving thanks to Buddha for finally getting pregnant a second time. Her good fortune seems to continue when she’s informed the new homes “below the mountain” are ready for occupancy. She accepts the local bureaucrats’ cash incentives to sign up early, glad to be enrolling her eight-year-old daughter Yan (Shang Guan Yanxi) in school for the first time. But there’s a catch. Now that’s she and her husband officially live below 500 meters, mercenary bureaucrats icily inform her she’s become ineligible for a second baby. Hongfen is five months pregnant.

The rest of 500M800M follows Hongfen on her flight back up the mountain to avoid a forced abortion. Her plight also inspires the rest of the villagers to rethink the government’s offer and resist relocation — something Hongfen’s father-in-law, Sun (Wu Chengxiang), did from the start. Happy making clay statues in his traditional home, Sun becomes the symbol of the nearly 1.4 million people actually removed from their homes to make way for the dam. In sheltering Hongfen, he becomes the symbol of the families, past and possibly future, destroyed by policy. The ceaselessly argued-over dam is an easy target to hang the narrative on, but it’s an efficient catalyst for Hao’s critique of the destructive family planning policy.

Hao claims to be a Dogme 95 proponent, and he’s clearly been inspired by it. The spare, uncluttered aesthetic works here. The propaganda droning on and on in the background, blaring out of the town's P.A. system, provides a better soundtrack than a string-heavy score ever could, and cinematographer Zhou Wenbin’s naturalistic images are nicely (if conventionally) contradictory: The images at 800 meters are lush and welcoming and brimming with culture; below the mountain they’re ashy, cold and anonymous.

Hao’s film is angry without being fiery, perhaps something he needed more of, but nonetheless the messages in 500M800M linger long after the final silent shots of a train of pregnant women trudging up the side of a mountain in an attempt to protect themselves and their babies fade away. That the film stops, rather than ends, is an ominous grace note that suggests their efforts are, sadly, going to fail.

Venue: Busan International Film Festival
Production company: Dogma International Film Company
Cast: Chen Ling, Wu Chengxiang, Li Wenyong, Shang Guan Yanxi, Peng Fang, Xiang Yuan Zho
Director: Hao Tian
Screenwriter: Hao Tian, Du Hong
Producer: Hao Tian
Director of photography: Zhou Wenbin
Editor: Xu Wenyi
Music: Liu Sijin

In Putonghua


Not rated, 83 minutes