LOOK BACK: TCFF 2010
We’re bringing back one representative movie from each of our past nine years to give you another chance to see some of the movies that make the Traverse City Film Festival what it is-a celebration of Just Great Movies.
With an impeccable eye for composition and a cleverly crafted script, director Lee Hey-jun’s masterwork was the must-see film at the 2010 festival. Driven to despair by life’s failures, Kim aims to end it all by leaping off a bridge into Seoul’s Han River. But he can’t even get suicide right, and ends up washed ashore on an island in the middle of the river, the city skyline in sight but tantalizingly out of reach. Meanwhile, in a high rise on the banks of the river, the zoom lens of a nerdy shut-in who experiences life solely via the internet happens upon Kim one day while she is taking pictures of the city. The two isolated misfits discover the joy of less-than-instant messaging through notes left in bottles and messages scrawled in the sand. This romantic comedy about two of the most sympathetic oddball characters ever to grace the silver screen will move you in ways you haven’t felt at the movies in years.