Monday, September 12, 2011

'Shim's Family': finding skeletons in every closet

If you think your family is weird, think again.

From the director who brought the touching and original Korean box-office hit, Marathon, Jeong Yoon Cheol’s second feature, Shim’s Family, is a black comedy wrought with surprises, eccentric characters and a brilliant cast that explore the dynamics of a bizarre Korean family. 

While a dysfunctional family try to maintain a sense of normality, despite their individual internal struggles and weird personalities, things prove increasingly difficult to hold together when old skeletons begin to emerge from their closet and haunt their relationships.

With a knack for finding dramatic power within original and distinct characters in his films, director Jeong infuses universal qualities and an ordinary sense of hope and failure into characters that have great depth and personality in Shim’s Family. This creative strength in his filmmaking makes Shim’s Family an atypical Korean comedy that is exciting, worthy of attention, and above all things, fun.

Written by Marketing & PR Assistant Hannah Lee

Catch Shim's Family tomorrow as our Closing Night film, Tuesday, September 13th at 8:00pm, only at ACMI Cinemas, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square.

Book your tickets now at ACMI Cinemas, or online at or by phone (03) 8663 2583.

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