Posts Tagged ‘Choi Ji-woo’

Berlin 2010 Preview: Panorama Main/Special, Part 3

February 6, 2010

Starting with a Sapphic rock ‘n’ roll band and ending with an elegy for the Bolivian aristocracy, the final part of our Panorama preview contains a broad range of viewpoints. Of note is an Aki Kaurismaki-endorsed story of incest, stories of seclusion from Russia and Israel, a no holds barred biopic about Ian Dury and a charming collection of South Korean actresses. Click on the titles to watch trailers.

Read the first part of our Berlin Panorama preview.
Read the second part of our Berlin Panorama preview.
Read the first part of our Berlin Competition preview.
Read the second part of our Berlin Competition preview.

The Owls

An aging ex-members of a lesbian rock band get a kick up the behind by the appearance of a 20-year-old newcomer. Twisted passions lead to both rebirth and revenge. The ninth film from Liberian-born lesbian director Cheryl Dunye (My Baby’s Daddy) stars Guinevere Turner, best known for writing the screenplays to American Psycho and I Shot Andy Warhol.

Paha perhe (Bad Family)

Produced by Aki Kaurismaki, this deadpan comedy features an obsessive single dad (Ville Virtanen) who will do anything to keep his son from hooking up with the love of his life—who happens to be the boy’s sister. The icky topic is perfect fodder for that very special brand of Finnish humor. Directed by Aleksi Salmenperä (A Man’s Work).


Trailerama: Yeobaewoodle (The Actresses)

November 11, 2009

Six South Korean actresses play lightly fictionalized versions of themselves in this comedy from director E J-Yong. A Christmas Eve magazine cover shoot brings the septet together and soon everyone’s ego is coming into play. The open bar doesn’t help matters. The beauty and talent on display in this fun-looking trailer makes Squally think they should do this more often. The ladies are Kim Ok-vin (Thirst), Kim Min-hee (Hellcats), TV actress Choi Ji-woo, Ko Hyun-joung (Woman on the Beach), Lee Mi-sook (Untold Scandal) and the grande dame Yoon Yeo-jeong (A Good Lawyer’s Wife).