Fukuoka is a 2020 South Korean drama film written and directed by Korean-Chinese filmmaker Zhang Lu and stars Kwon Hae Hyo, Yoon Je Moon &, Park So Dam. It premiered at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival in February 2020.
Back in college, Je Moon and Hae Hyo were bosom buddies, but their friendship foundered when they both fell in love with the same woman, Soon Yi. 28 years later, Je Moon, now the owner of a second-hand bookshop in Seoul, travels to Japan to meet his onetime friend, who runs a bar in Fukuoka. He is accompanied by his enchanting young neighbour So Dam, who suggested the meeting in the first place. But in Fukuoka, the traumatic conflict of a long-buried past gradually implodes
AMP has reviewed Fukuoka as it is constructed as a dreamlike circle. In the end, you question yourself: Was it all a dream, an illusion? Zhang Lu plays with the perception of the audience by leaving loopholes in the script. Certain things are never fully explained and are left to interpretation. But this is not a bad thing. If anything, this is what makes Fukuoka a mesmerising piece of art. It has currently scored 7.3 on Mydramalist, & 6.7 on IMDB.
VII. Awards & Nominations
|2019||Berlin International Film Festival||C.I.C.A.E. Award||Lu Zhang||Nominated|