Festivals - Lost Dogs : A great Short film that you must see
4 octobre 2017
Quiet spinster Jeong-Eun's strained relationship with her mother reaches an apex. Hope of escape comes when her long absent brother returns as a pious missionary. In confidence to Jeong-Eun he reveals himself as a sham, too far in debt to a sadistic gambling den bent on body mutilation. Jeong-Eun promises to clear his debt on the condition he takes care of mother. She then abandons her passive nature and tip toes past her own moral line.
Our Review (5/5):
Lost Dogs is proof that there are always unique concepts waiting to be made.
The film, soon to be featured at the San Diego Film Festival, is a transitional piece for its main character Jeong-Eun (Chris Lee), but in a way that leaves you shocked and relatively excited that you were privy to it. She is the moral balance to her brother Bum- Kun (Edward Hong), surprisingly given she is her sadistic mother’s (Linda Yim) caretaker. But it is when she strives to save her brother that you wonder if all her frustration from familial abuse seems to surface as courage.
Visually Lost Dogs is Tarantinoesque in nature, evoking some of his initial great films. From the violent appendage napping gangsters to the nail biting game of Russian Roulette, Director Cullan Bruce does an inspiring job of keeping the audience engaged in Jeong-Eun’s tale, as does Lee with her portrayal. The fact that the movie is based in a traditional Korean setting adds to the aesthetics, as no matter your origin you’ll find yourself feeling sympathy for Jeong-Eun.
The website just announced it is one of nine finalists for the NBCUniversal short film festival, and it’s not hard to fathom why: Lost Dogs is film noir at its best.
Directed by Cullan Bruce
Writing Credits by Cullan Bruce a,d Chris Lee
Cast Chris Lee, Edward Hong, Linda Yim, Jen Yim, William Crespo
Produced by Chris Lee
Cinematography by Lucas D. Miller
Film Editing by Cullan Bruce
written by Nikayaya