Indonesian cinema is back with the arrival of the latest Korean film entitled Cobweb, starring Song Kang Ho. Aired last Friday (20/10), this film was directed by Kim Jae Won, one of the famous directors who was successful with previous works such as A Tale of Two Sisters (2003), The Good, The Bad, The Weird (2008), to I Saw the Devil (2010).
Cobweb the latest Korean film starring Song Kang Ho/Photo: Instagram.com/cbipictures
Before being broadcast widely, Cobweb had its premiere at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. Several actors such as Song Kang Ho, Lim Soo Jung, Jeon Yeo Been, Oh Jung Se, and Krystal Jung also attended the event.
Cobweb Performers at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival/Photo: The Korea Herald
Cobweb is set in the 70s, telling the story of Kim Ki Yeol (Song Kang Ho), an ambitious director who wants to redo the ending of his film. He also tried to convince his team to ask for two days to restart the shooting.
Scenes in the film Cobweb/Photo: IMDb
After reading the latest script, the entire team rejected it because the scene violated the rules of the film censorship agency. Even so, Kim Ki Yeol didn’t give up, he asked for approval from Mido (Jeon Yeo Been), who is the niece of the production house owner.
Jeon Yeo Been and Song Kang Ho in the Korean film Cobweb/Photo: IMDb
In contrast to his aunt’s reaction, Mido really liked the change in the script. He also agreed to Kim Ki Yeol’s request and will take care of people from the censorship agency, including investors.
Lim Soo Jung in Cobweb Films/Photo: Kobis
Finally, all the actresses were called back to the shooting location, there were Kang Ho Sae (Oh Jung Se), Lee Min Mi (Lim Soo Jung), Han Yu Rim (Krystal Jung), and Mrs. Oh (Park Jung Soo). The shooting process, which was expected to run smoothly, actually caused various kinds of chaos.
The process of filming a Korean film Cobweb/Photo: Instagram.com/cbipictures
Like Astrada lying to the actresses, he said he would shoot in one day even though the time Kim Ki Yeol asked for was two days. This made the actresses, including Han Yu Rim, very angry because their shooting schedule with other projects was messed up.
Krystal Jung in the Korean film Cobweb/Photo: Kobis
Not only that, Kim Ki Yeol also had to face the scandal of his artists, Han Yu Rim was discovered to be pregnant and it was suspected that the child’s father was Kang Ho Sae.
Not yet finished with the actresses’ problems, a person from the film censorship agency arrived who heard that the prohibited shooting was still being carried out illegally.
This film will show you how complicated the production of a film is, as well as the creativity of directors which is sometimes hampered by censorship agencies. You will also find out about Kim Ki Yeol’s past until he became so ambitious in changing the scene at the end of the film.
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