KIM Kyung-mook Returns with THIS IS OUR END
KIM Kyung-mook, who has received local and international acclaim for his film Stateless Things, is set to return with his latest feature This Is Our End (working title). The investor and distributor behind the film, KT&G Sangsangmadang, announced that This Is Our End started shooting on August 26th.
KIM Kyung-mook was invited to the Vancouver International Film Festival and the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema with his experimental documentary Me and Doll-Playing (2004), which also received the Special Jury Award in the Short Film Competition of the 30th Seoul Independent Film Festival. The director’s next film, the feature project Faceless Things (2005), received a Special Mention at the Dragons & Tigers Award during the 25th Vancouver International Film Festival.
His third feature Stateless Things (2011) was invited to the Venice Film Festival’s Orizzonti Section, earning the filmmaker a reputation as the youngest Korean director with a feature showcased at Venice. Stateless Things received an ‘R rating’ for domestic release, but was introduced at numerous international venues including the Hong Kong International Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam and New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).
This Is Our End portrays the various faces of youth through a 12-hour observation of people walking into a convenient store. The project consists of 14 episodes and 47 characters, including Yooyoung of the idol pop group ‘Hello Venus’, JUNG Hae-in (A Blood Pledge, 2009), Paul LEE (who performed in Stateless Things) and GONG Myoung from the rookie actors’ group ‘Surprise.’
This Is Our End is scheduled to finish shooting in September and will receive a theatrical release during the first half of 2014.