I’m a fan of Park Chan-wook work, I think his vengeance trilogy of “Sympathy for Mr Vengeance”, “Old Boy” & “Lady Vengeance” are fantastic films, I appreciate they’re not to everbody’s taste, they are very dark in nature, but they certainly make you sit up and think.
Now he’s done something rather different, well for a professional and highly respected movie director that is. He’s shot his latest film, entitled “Paranmanjang” (Night Fishing), on several iPhones with special lenses attached (something I’ve discussed before here, here and here).
Of course he’s not the first to make a film using an iPhone (apparently this is the first music video filmed using an iPhone 4), but it looks like he’s the first professional Director create and release a film to the general public, the movie will screen in South Korea this weekend.
Shot on a budget of only £85k, the film is 30mins long and tells the story of a man that hooks a mysterious dead woman on his line while night fishing, but if that’s not strange enough, things take another twist as she wakes up and attacks him!
I can’t help but be reminded of David Lynch’s YouTube video, where he complains that people watching movies on an mobile phone are missing the point, he must be kicking himself now, as he never thought about doing it the other way around.