KOREA / JAPAN / 2019 / 88 MIN / DRAMA
Director 导演 : ZHANG Lu 张律 Screenplay 编剧 : ZHANG Lu 张律
Director Zhang Lu anchors the plot in realism, in the here and now. And yet the unexpected power outage, the full moon in the night sky, and the TV tower that seems to disappear and reappear all invoke a ghost story, as Zhang Lu resurrects his characters’ haunted pasts. The smooth camerawork explores the marvel- ous locations just as delicately as he does the souls of his protagonists. Fukuoka is an amusing film about the ability to let go.
Zhang Lu was born in Yanbian, China in 1962 with his parents and grandparents are from Korea. He studied Chinese literature at Yenben University and began writing poetry and novels in 1986. Lu Zhang has been working as a filmmaker since 2001. Zhang Lu’s feature films have been selected for international film festivals such as Cannes (Grain in Ear, 2001), Berlinale (Fukuoka, 2019; Dooman River, 2010; Desert Dream, 2007) and Locarno (Gyeongju, 2014), etc.