By Utpal Borpjari
Directed by Kim Ki-duk, one of Korea’s most-acclaimed filmmakers, 3-Iron is a complex tale of two persons and their longing for love. An off-beat film that requires some patience to watch for its slow pace, it has one trait that all of Kim Ki-duk’s films boast of – a vibrant visual quality.
The director, whose cinema encompasses wide-ranging styles and subjects – take the extreme violence of Bad Guy or a re-evaluation of the Buddha’s philosophies in Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter . . . and Spring – this time tries telling his story through two central characters who barely speak with each other.
An unlikely love story between a house-breaker and a battered housewife, the film has been praised for its fantastical yet meditative take on relationships.
3-Iron; Korean; Dir: Kim Ki-duk; Rs 349; Shemaroo World Cinema