SNOWPIERCER

In 2014, the nations of Earth decided that they could no longer ignore the issue of global warming. Their solution was to use airplanes to disperse a chemical into the atmosphere in hopes of bringing the temperature down. They inadvertently ushered in a new ice age and the vast majority of the population froze to death. As luck would have it, a mad scientist, Wilford, had designed a train to circumnavigates the globe, making one full trip over the course of a year powered by an eternally running, Sacred Engine. A small portion of the population boarded the train, dubbed … Continue reading SNOWPIERCER

Born On This Day – August 23

“Basically, I’m throwing out the question ‘When is such violence justified?’ To get that question to touch the audience physically and directly – that’s what my goal is. In the experience of watching my film, I don’t want the viewer to stop at the mental or the intellectual. I want them to feel my work physically. And because that is one of my goals, the title ‘exploitative’ will probably follow me around for a while.” –Chan Wook-Park Continue reading Born On This Day – August 23

In Their Words – Sunday, February 17, 2013

“Actually, I can’t stand watching violent scenes in films; I avoid watching horror films. I don’t tend to watch action films mainly because I find them boring, but I watch the films of David Cronenberg and Martin Scorsese, usually in a state close to having a heart attack. I’m a complete coward. I make violent films as a result of my sensitivity to violence—in other words, my fear of violence.” –Chan-Wook Park Continue reading In Their Words – Sunday, February 17, 2013