Director Park Chan Wook's Hollywood debut film Stoker managed to garner much praise from local critics.
On January 20 (local time), Stoker premiered at the 29th Sundance Film Festival held in Utah. Director Park Chan Wook and leads Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode were present.
After its premiere, the film managed to receive rave reviews, even bringing some to call it the most exciting film ever.
Director Park Chan Wook said after moving onstage to tumultuous applause, "Stoker is my first film in America. The setting in which the story takes place is in itself an independent world of its own. The film is about a special story surrounding a special girl who seems like she popped out from a fairy tale or a dream. I hope you all come to enjoy this dream too."
Nicole Kidman and the other actors all answered that the reason they decided to star in the film was because of Park Chan Wook, proving yet again the influence the director wields in the world.
Stoker is about what happens to a girl when an uncle she never knew of appears before her on her 18th birthday.
It was produced by Ridley Scott and the late Tony Scott. The scenario was written by Wentworth Miller, and the music was directed by Clint Mansell of Black Swan. Director of photography Jung Jung Hoon, who previously joined Park Chan Wook in the films Old Boy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance and Thirst, again participated in the film.
Stoker will premiere in Korea, the first country to premiere the film, on February 28.
Photo credit: 20th Century Fox
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