Peppermint Candy

Peppermintcandy
Film info

Director: Lee Chang-dong
Cast: Sul Kyung-gu, Moon So-ri, Kim Yeo-jin
Cert 18, 129mins, 1999

"I am going back!" declares Kim Yong-ho (Sul Kyung-gu) at the beginning of Peppermint Candy, as he stands on a rail bridge, his arms outstretched for an oncoming train. Made just before the new millennium, Lee Chang-dong's second feature also goes back, anticipating the inverted chronology of Christopher Nolan’s Memento (2000), Gaspar Noë's Irréversible (2002) and François Ozon's 5x2 (2004) through a series of receding flashbacks that trace five periods in this suicide's life, right back to the doomed promise of his youth.

This screening will be introduced by Josh Slater-Williams. Josh Slater-Williams is a writer for the BFI, Sight & Sound, Little White Lies, and others.

Regent Street Cinema, 03 Nov 2019 4:30 pm

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