Night Fishing by Park Chan-Wook
The South-Korean brothers Park Chan-Wook (Old Boy or Sympathy for Mr Vengeance) and Park Chan-Kyong (Anyang, Paradise City), associated on a same production for the first time, directed a short-movie of 33 minutes. A format the elder already used for “Three… Extremes”. Entitled “Paranmanjang” (“Night Fishing” in English), the movie has been shot with an iPhone and awarded at the 61st Berlinale (Golden Bear and Price of the Jury).
But, in addition to the making, the film shines thanks to its uniqueness. The technical mastery doesn’t obscure the topic and the imagination is expressed without any constraint or limit. As we didn’t find the english version online, here is the the original one. The difference of the languages doesn’t preclude understanding as the movie stands on metaphors and symbols. But to help the comprehension, you have to know that the river symbolizes the border between life and death, and that the radio broadcasts weather news warning of imminent fatal rains and storms.