A man and a woman with a case of low self-esteem embark on a trip together, but shortly after, she decides to return to Seoul. A few days later, the man visits her in her office and discovers she no longer works there.
We’re not really inventing the wheel if we say the parallel universe of film festivals has entered a self-compliance process where masterpieces are announced as such even on their very first day of shooting. In that context, it’s big news that we’ve found such a beautiful dissonance as Lee Seung-won’s debut film, an amour fou film with all the necessary ingredients in constantly excessive amounts: death, destruction, desire, trauma, lies, madness, submission, and a leading couple in a state of grace. A breathtaking, destructive melodrama, Communication and Lies is a gutsy film, one that stays away from consensus. It’s a furious untamed animal that talks to us about two flaming ships crossing each other in the night –a spectacle as sublime as it is doomed to shipwreck. FG
D, G: Lee Seung-won F: Ji Seung-woo E: Choi Yong-woon S: Ki Seung-pil, Lee Jong-ho P: Kim Sang-su PE: Kim Sang-su CP: Surplus Project I: Jang Sun, Kim Kwon-hoo, Kim Sun-young
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He directed many plays and musicals. This is his debut as a filmmaker.