06 December 2009

PÖFF day 8

Animal Town
Kyu-hwan Jeon
South-Korea 2009

A really touching movie about two men that seems to live totally different lives totally unconnnected to each other, except living boring lives. The slowness of the majority of the movie, the lack of dialoge, the coarse filmed documentary-like scenes, and the climax that turns all around, makes this a unique film experience.

Lukas Moodysson
Sweden, Denmark, Germany 2009

About globalisation, the choices we make whether it is career or family, what lives we choose for ourselves are some of the topics in this movie. A quite straight-forward and touching story about a family with a doctor, an it-company founder, their daughter and their Philippine maid. Dramatic events make them reconsider the choices they made.