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Film review: Let Us Meet Now (2019) by Ji-young Boo, Yi-kwan Kang and Seo-yoon Kim

Film review: Let Us Meet Now (2019) by Ji-young Boo, Yi-kwan Kang and Seo-yoon Kim

Omnibus film projects looking at possible future political and cultural changes are somewhat en vogue in South-East Asia at the moment, notably the “Ten Years” series, starting in Hong Kong, going to Japan, Taiwan and Thailand. As yet, a “Ten Years Korea” hasn’t been released, but the Koreans have taken it upon themselves to create their own project, away from the franchise. Featuring a trio of shorts from Ji-young Boo, Yi-kwan Kang and Seo-yoon Kim, “Let Us Meet Now” is a heartfelt plea for better relations between the two Koreas.

“Let Us Meet Now” will screen at Florence Korean Film Festival 2020

We open with Seo-yoon Kim’s “Mr Driver”, where Sung-min (Yoo-ram Bae) is a delivery driver to the Kaesong Industrial Complex, a joint North and South venture in the demilitarised zone, where workers from the North and South meet. Coming from the South, Sung-min is nervous and unsure

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