All ABout Lily Chou Chou (2001)
A new batch of images were released today featuring the main cast of Ryuhei Kitamura’s upcoming live-action movie adaptation of Monkey Punch’s “Lupin the 3rd” manga.
They include Shun Oguri as Arsène Lupin III, Tetsuji Tamayama as Daisuke Jigen, Meisa Kuroki as Fujiko Mine, Go Ayano as Goemon Ishikawa, and Tadanobu Asano as Koichi Zenigata.
"We knew the girls were really women in disguise, that they understood love, and even death, and that our job was merely to create the noise that seemed to fascinate them."
You know what’s really scary? You want to forget something. Totally wipe it off your mind.
But you never can. It can’t go away, you see. And… and it follows you around like a ghost.
30 Days, 30 Scream Queens | day twelve
↳ Yeom Jeong-ah
Yeom Jeong-ah (sometimes appears as Jung-ah Yum, I apologize if I’ve misstepped in typing her name) is an actress who, unfortunately, I know very little about. As such, I can only laud her for her work on screen without offering too much insight to her as a person.
She is best known for as her role as Eun-joo in A Tale of Two Sisters. The film, which is a psychological puzzle cleverly disguised as a horror film, is very deliberate in its design and color. It creates a kind of living fantasy—stark colors and dark shadows. Yeom Jeong-ah plays the part of the wicked stepmother. This is a gross simplification of the truth, but to dig into it too awful much would devolve into me excitedly explaining the film, which I’m not about to do.
Yeom Jeong-Ah runs the emotional spectrum over the course of the film. One moment she is absolutely repulsive and terrifying—the next she is wavering on the edge of madness and looks more vulnerable than either of the young children in the film. A Tale of Two Sisters is ultimately very minimalist in what it shows the audience. As a result, the audience leans on the performers for emotional cues even more than normal. In the scene above, the most stereotypically “horror” scene, Yeom Jeong-Ah is absolutely spell-binding and plays the quiet tension like a master.
Korea’s genre films are very hit or miss, but A Tale of Two Sisters is among the best. Here’s to the growth of K-Horror and more Yeom Jeong-Ah!
FILMS TO WATCH: A Tale of Two Sisters (2003), Three… Extremes (2004)
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) dir. Kim Ji Woon
Sandra Bullock movie posters
Costume Porn- Painted Skin: The Resurrection (2012).