Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Edinburgh International Film Festival - I'm a Cyborg but that's OK

I'm a Cyborg, but that's OK is the new feature film from renowned Korean director Park Chan-wook (Old Boy; Lady Vengeance). The heroine is Young-goon, a cyborg who tries to connect herself to the mains and is then taken into a mental hospital where she makes a connection with Il-sun, who has a tendency to steal people's belongings and their souls. Its a wonderful exploration of identity, mental balance and human connectedness, full of humour and insight, as well as the occasional scene of fantastical violence symbolising Young-goon's inner turmoil.

I'm a Cyborg, but that's OK will be showing as part of the Best of the Film Festival on Sunday 26 August. The film will almost certainly get a good release in cinemas across the UK and elsewhere and all I can say is go and see it when you can!

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