Jun 2016 VOL.62


  • Futureless Things
  • by Pierce Conran / 01.27.2014

  • 2014|TBD|Drama
    KIM Kyung-mook
    CAST YOO Young, GONG Young
    CONTACT M-Line Distribution
    Tel. +82 2 796 2427
    A convenience store is one of the places that you can’t live without in modern society. It is a post office, bank, restaurant, and is the place where the art of Capitalism is perfectly realized; to make people produce and consume constantly. Unraveling over 13 episodes, KIM Kyung-mook’s new film Futureless Things features a number of different characters that each look the same as they don the shop’s uniform. Among the people that pass through the store are part time workers, a university student, an indie musician, a lesbian, a North Korean defector, an unemployed person, their boss and the various customers who come and go every day. KIM’s feature is an exploration of the relationship between reality and illusion, love and loss and the individual versus society in modern day.
    KIM’s new film is his fourth, following 2011’s Stateless Things, which premiered in the Venice International Film Festival’s Orizzonti Section. Young prodigy KIM made his feature debut with Faceless Things in 2005 at the tender age of 20. Though early in his career, the filmmaker has already been subject of a retrospective at the Paris Korean Film Festival in 2012.
    By Pierce Conran
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