The distribution company Palisades Tartan piqued our interest with their wide range of eclectic and less well-known movies. These films can usually range from European curios to the more extreme visions of Asian Cinema. With it up on our radar, we’ve found some movies that we would absolutely love to recommend to all of you. These do teeter on the extreme end of the spectrum when it comes to traditional movies, so you have been warned!
I’m a Cyborg
Park-Chan-Wook’s a directorial marvel. With the Vengeance Trilogy (Mr Vengeance, Oldboy & Sympathy for Lady Vengeance) having been wrapped up, the director launched into a whole other project which diverges away from the usual dark tone that we’ve previously seen in his movies. I’m a Cyborg is all about a woman in a mental institution that believes that she’s a cyborg. This romantic comedy does have a dark streak. However, as the mental health issues presented to us manifest themselves in an incredibly dark manner. It’s nowhere near the unrelenting tone of the Vengeance trilogy, but this is a film that’s a little bit different than the rest of his bleak filmography and is definitely worth a watch.