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These are some reviews of the features released in 2005 that have generated the most discussion and interest among film critics and/or the general public. Sometimes small-scale, informal projects can liberate a director.
Without the pressure and weighty expectations involved in producing a major work, inspiration flows freely and the result is an even more accomplished piece of art.
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.
In a year that has been lacking in unexpected discoveries, Git is an exciting find.
The media found it interesting as 'a story of human triumph' but most people seemed certain that Kang Woo-suk's feature would dominate the box office.
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.
That all changed however, after Marathon had its press screening.
It was reported immediately after in numerous newspapers that the journalists in attendance applauded long and hard following the press screening and that most of them were in tears.
This may have been what happened with Git by Song Il-gon, the director of Flower Island (2001), Spider Forest (2004), and various award-winning short films including The Picnic (1999).