2012 Asian Film Festival of Dallas - Doomsday Book
July 19, 2012
3699 McKinney Avenue , Suite 100 , Dallas, TX
$10 - $12.50
The AFFD’s Closing Night exclusive comes from South Korea, a country not yet known for its science-fiction cinema. Yet, the multi-chaptered DOOMSDAY BOOK takes on three very different genres of apocalyptic tales, handled masterfully by two of the country’s hottest directors, Kim Ji-woon (I SAW THE DEVIL) and Yim Pil-sung (HANSEL AND GRETEL, ANTARCTIC JOURNAL).
A single piece of trash summons up the end of humanity via that old standby, zombies; men must examine the philosophical implications of a robot that attains awareness in a very unique way, creating a crisis of societal and metaphysical implications; a young girl brings about the possible destruction of the Earth through an act of kindness. While the first tale is more visceral and straightforward, drama trumps action, while intelligence and emotion are valued more highly than effects in the latter two episodes. Throughout, a hilariously dead-on satire of media coverage repeatedly crops up; if one thing is true about the end of the world, it’s that the news will be worth watching.
The AFFD is very proud to present the Southwest Premiere of DOOMSDAY BOOK as our Closing Night presentation.
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