Screen/Society--Cine-East: East Asian Cinema [S. Korea]--Park Chan-wook's "I'm a Cyborg, But That's Ok"
Film Screening: "I'm a Cyborg, But That's Ok" (PARK Chan-wook, 2006, 125 min, South Korea, Korean w/English subtitles, Color, Digital). A young woman who believes she's a cyborg hears voices and harms herself while at work making radios. She's hospitalized in a mental institution where she eats nothing and talks to inanimate objects. She's Young-goon, granddaughter of a woman who thought she was a mouse (and whose dentures Young-goon wears) and a mother who's a butcher without much social grace. Young-goon comes to the attention of Il-sun, a ping-pong playing patient at the institution who makes it his goal to get her to eat. Will he succeed? Which way does sanity lie? // Winner of the Alfred Bauer Prize at the 2007 Berlin International Film Festival, and the Z Tele Grand Prize (Feature Film Award) at the 2007 Montreal Festival of New Cinema! // Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVIV9K5Gnew