Friday, December 7, 2012

CineManila - Day 2

Juvenile Offender (Yi-Kwan Kang)

This is a real gem. It's a  Korean film about a troubled 16 year old juvenile delinquent whose mother (who gave birth to him as a teenager) resurfaces just after his grandfather, who had been raising, passes away. It's a familiar trope and contains SOME of the expected beats but goes into some surprising directions that's both realistic and poetic, in a way. The two lead actors are both outstanding. This is another festival film to keep an eye out on. (B+)

2 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

I find the premise of this film alluring, it'd be interesting to see how he adapts to life with his biological mother in it, definitely sounds like it's worth a watch to me anyway.

John Doe said...

Sounds like a real gem. Added in my watchlist. Thanks filmgeekbastard, I always trust your selections blindly.