Fantasia ’11: New Look at Chan-wook’s iPhone Movie ‘Night Fishing’

One of the coolest stories to kick off 2011 was that the brilliant Park Chan-wook had shot a 30-minute short horror film all on an iPhone.

Originally titled Paranmanjang, a teaser trailer and behind-the-scenes video clip were posted that revealed the official title: Night Fishing.

The pic is a fantastical tale that begins with a middle-aged man fishing one afternoon and then, hours later at night, catches the body of a woman. The panicked man tries to undo the intertwined fishing line, but he gets more and more entangled. He faints, then wakes up to find himself in the white clothes that the woman was wearing. The movie’s point of view then shifts to the woman and it becomes a tale of life and death from a traditional Korean point of view.

As you should know, Korean director Park Chan-wook is the director of Oldboy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Lady Vengeance, JSA and Thirst. Check out two new stills on the heels of its Canadian premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal.

Night Fishing

Night Fishing

 
Source: Fantasia Film Festival