The 9th Korean Film Festival

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Korean Film Festival is held in Australia, and a week-long film festival is held in Melbourne from September 6th to 13th. The location is in ACMI Cinemas. Korean films and TV dramas are developing rapidly. They have many excellent works. In this movie festival, on September 6th 7pm, I saw the movie 《A Taxi Driver》. It’s a film that evokes a lot of reflection, from the fact-finding behind the events to the blood and tears of the local people’s pursuit of democracy and the intentions behind and in front of the stage. At the same time, it reflects the proper attitude of civilized society towards historical events. This event tells us that democracy is not a day and a night without talking, but rather a fearless sacrifice. Films that review historical events are of considerable market value in Korea. Indirectly, the incumbent president ordered an investigation into the truth of the incident. This proves that movies are not only entertainment functions but also a great tool to promote human civilization.


Although I don’t know much about Korea’s politics and history, the 1980 Kwangju incident was only based on the movie and online information. I don’t know much about politics. The coups and uprisings from ancient times to the present are somewhat of a fighting, bloodshed, and devastating color. The reason why this movie is concerned is that it is banned in China. What I want to say is that I admire South Korea for its film and television materials and the government’s tolerance. In China, I don’t need to think about sensitive subjects, but in South Korea, I have always been able to make films and television works. At that time, this was related to the national conditions. The national conditions of each country had advantages and disadvantages. In terms of social security and stability, China had more than a few countries. But at the same time, we also lost a lot of channels of communication with the “outside” and network control is becoming more and more strict, but any film or book that reflects political events, are facing banned results. Some people say that China’s Internet cannot really “Internet”, I agree. But in spite of the rigorous control, after all, in the Internet age cannot be completely tightly sealed, so as long as you want to see through all kinds of efforts there is still a way to see.


By modern standards, 《A Taxi Driver》is essentially a set of commercial films, telling stories of vulnerable people being oppressed against powerful people. If you insist that it is a metaphor for political positions, the film’s main axis hopes to highlight the glory of human nature and universal values. However, theatrical drama, the film itself is very well produced, actors acting superb, has enough to make the film a big boom, absolutely worth seeing. However, the film is a set of commercial films with historical stories. Many people think that the film’s various political similes, with a clear purpose, and have a direct role in incitement and sarcasm. The upper level of vested interests of the people really think so, the film also presents a clear statement of resistance to the government.


On the deeper level, the movie is against the government. In fact, it is more violent against the extreme injustice. Of course, every place has its own characteristics and guidelines. To take a step back, a taxi driver, like most good movies, talks about a lot of things, and of course, everyone feels different, just watch it in Open-minded.


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