Bleak Night
Filmfest 2011

The murky complexities of power, pecking order, friendship, loyalty and physical fury have seldom been examined as closely as in BLEAK NIGHT, the feature debut by Yoon Sung-Hyun. His film starts as a whodunit. A student at a boys' school, Ki-Tae, has died. The father, who realises all too well how absent he was in bringing up his son, wonders what happened. He has conversations with Ki-Tae’s friends, but they do not seem eager to say very much. The sensitive Hee-June, who has gone to another school to avoid conflict, advises him to look for Dong-Yoon, who has known Ki-Tae from childhood. But Dong-Yoon has disappeared without a trace... IFFR 2011 Winner of the New Currents Award at the 2011 Rotterdam International Film Festival and FIPRESCI award winner at this year's Hong Kong International Film Festival.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Je-hoon Lee, Jun-young Seo, Jung-min Park, Sung-ha Jo


Director: Sung-Hyun Yoon