TKFF Sympathy Lady Vengeance
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
Starring – Lee Yeong-ae, Choi Min-sik, Kwon Yea-yeong and Kim See-hoo
Written by Park Chan-wook and Jeoung Seo-gyeong
Directed by Park Chan-wook
Now the undeniable creative leader of the Korean film movement of the last decade is by far and away Park Chan-wook. Starting with 2000’s JSA: Joint Security Area, director Chan-wook has delivered diverse and ground-breaking films like the three films that make up the Vengeance Trilogy (Sympathy for Mr Vengeance, Oldboy and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance), I’m a Cyborg but that’s OK, and Thirst. Even though the Toronto Korean Film Festival wrapped over a week ago, I would like to use the background of the TKFF to talk about my two favorite Korean films of all time, Old Boy and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance.
Lady Vengeance starts with the release of Lee Geum-ja, after 13 1/2 years in prison…
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