The 17th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival kicks off next Thursday and it's high time that James and I combed through the program to pick the highlights of this year's festival. Here's is the first part of the preview, for Puchon Choice, the international competition section. A pretty eclectic bunch as always and, unlike last year, there's one local film in the mix.
It's probably not the first time you've read about On the Job on ScreenAnarchy as many of us are chomping at the bit to see this. Following its strong reception as part of Cannes' Director's Fortnight, there's few more exciting films hitting the festival circuit this summer.
Jang Cheol-soo follows up his excellent Bedevilled with this webcomic adaptation that is more preoccupied with attracting teenage girls to theaters with K-drama abs and fresh faces than a satisfying genre story. A huge hit in Korea.
Anurag Kashyap's first film since his epic Gangs of Wasseypur, the gritty Indian genre film Ugly debut to great reviews at Cannes. Frankly, until very recently I would have written off any genre film coming out of India, but recent works like Kahaani have quickly turned me around.