We’ve got a few exclusive stills from a film I’m very excited to see- Pieta, from Korean director Kim Ki-Duk. It’s a story about a psychopathic loanshark being confronted by his estranged mother, and the relationship they develop when he attempts to turn away from crime. It’s said to be and certainly looks like a twisted, gorgeous thriller. Besides, is there any doubt of Korean cinema’s ability to twist a fucked-up-but-brilliant tale of warped family drama?
The film beat out The Master for the Golden Lion award at the Vince Film Festival, so you know it’s an attention-grabber. It was then acquired by Drafthouse Films who have a May 17th theatrical release ready to go. You can check to see if it will be in a theater near you on its Drafthouse page. If not, the film is already available on streaming platforms (also linked on that page).