As the 47th edition of the International Film Festival of India comes to a close, a highly appreciated South Korean action thriller The Age of Shadows will be screened in Goa on Monday.
Directed by critically-acclaimed filmmaker Kim Jee-Woon, The Age of Shadows was set on a backdrop of Korea-Japan underground business in the late 1920’s.
The action in the film remains the cherry on the cake, though the storyline also claimed a heap of praises across the globe.
The story revolves around a group of street fighters, who want to hamper Japan, exploding their base camps in Seoul. A Korea-born Japanese police officer along with other Japanese agents, try to stop them.
On the occasion, its director Kim revealed that the film is not just a mere display of action and violence on the screen but also intends to depict emotions attached with the Korean Independence struggle against Japan. Both the nations will get a chance to know about the culture of each other through film festivals like this one, he added.
Kim said he would like to add elements of Indian cinema like humour and other light emotions into his next productions.
In a statement, Kim acknowledged India’s veteran filmmaker Satyajit Ray and acclaimed his films like Pather Panchali, Aparajita, among others, saying: “These films left a major impression on his style of Indian film making”.
Kim also expressed he would like to make a movie based on Indian history and its Independence struggle.