Dating rules from my future

21-Sep-2019 15:51

Lee So-yeon makes her slightly thin character memorable through considerable screen presence, while Jang Hyun-seong of independent films Nabi and Rewind gives the performance of his career.

Whatever we feel about the character he portrays, Jang's performance is so real and natural that we can't help but be drawn to him.

To capture a natural setting so well on a medium that often feels cold and sterile is an unusual accomplishment.

The relaxed, convincing performances of the actors also deserve notice.

As an omnibus work, 1.3.6 has to be considered a failure, especially as the three films (Jang's amusing Sonagi Epilogue, Lee's poorly-received Mobius Strip, and Song's poetic Git) don't match, not just in length but in form, content, mood, style, and quality.

But if Song betrayed the spirit of the omnibus project, he remained true to the needs of his film.

One is that such a low-budget film looks so good visually.

(It seems appropriate that Git's basic setup recalls Richard Linklater's Before Sunset, another film that stands out for the beauty and simplicity of its construction) On Biyang-do, the director -- named Jang Hyun-seong, the same as the actor who portrays him -- is overpowered with both memories of the past and the beauty of the island.

As he waits, the pressures of his work life start to recede, and he becomes acquainted with the young woman who runs the motel.

Named Lee So-yeon (played by -- sure enough -- actress Lee So-yeon of Untold Scandal), the woman is twelve years his junior, and possesses an unusual energy and enthusiasm.

We ran a marathon, we climbed a mountain and we sat through hours and hours and hours of mind-numbing TV to reach a point where we could witness two contestants be kicked off a reality show. It turns out, tonight was the night Sonya and Hadil were kicked out of the dinner party for throwing incessant jabs at Jess and Emma and, well, anyone else who dared to speak.

showdown, My Kitchen Rules’ judge Manu Feildel said he had no time for their excuses as to their behaviour.

(It seems appropriate that Git's basic setup recalls Richard Linklater's Before Sunset, another film that stands out for the beauty and simplicity of its construction) On Biyang-do, the director -- named Jang Hyun-seong, the same as the actor who portrays him -- is overpowered with both memories of the past and the beauty of the island.

As he waits, the pressures of his work life start to recede, and he becomes acquainted with the young woman who runs the motel.

Named Lee So-yeon (played by -- sure enough -- actress Lee So-yeon of Untold Scandal), the woman is twelve years his junior, and possesses an unusual energy and enthusiasm.

We ran a marathon, we climbed a mountain and we sat through hours and hours and hours of mind-numbing TV to reach a point where we could witness two contestants be kicked off a reality show. It turns out, tonight was the night Sonya and Hadil were kicked out of the dinner party for throwing incessant jabs at Jess and Emma and, well, anyone else who dared to speak.

showdown, My Kitchen Rules’ judge Manu Feildel said he had no time for their excuses as to their behaviour.

In Song's other works, such elements sometimes feel forced or self-consciously arty, but here they blend with the otherworldly presence of the island and add a sense of mystery.