News Smartmoviemakers, cinema, filming, iphone 4, movies, Park Chan-Wook — January 17, 2011 21:43 — 2 Comments
Cinema release for iPhone 4 movie
So, the iPhone 4 is not just an expensive toy.
We knew that anyway, but when
A lucky few will even get to see ‘Paranmanjang’ (translates as ’a life full of ups and downs’ in Korean) when it’s shown in South Korean cinemas from 27 January for 10 days.
This will be the first ever film shot on an iPhone to be given a cinema release.
Obviously Park brings with him an expertise and professionalism assembled from directing a dozen films (he has written more), but it is still an achievement, especially when he revealed that members of the crew also contributed to the filming with their own iPhones.
He shot scenes simultaneously using two iPhones, albeit with Canon zoom lenses attached, and
The film is said to have the same picture resolution as conventional movies but took just 80 people and 10 days to create.
Paranmanjang is about a man transcending his current and former lives. He catches a woman while fishing in a river in the middle of the night. They both end up entangled in the line and he thinks she is dead.
Suddenly, though, she wakes up, strangles him and he passes out. When the woman awakens him, she is wearing his clothing and he hers. She cries and calls him “father”.
Park was keen to stress that the medium would not outweigh the message. “Making a film with smartphones might generate more interest at the moment. But as time goes by, stories and actors on screen will be seen as more important,” he told South Korean news agency Yonhap.