As Kent Jones says, Revenge is tough, requiring some background context and an eye for subtle symbolism. But to clarify, it’s not tough for being an anomaly, but rather for being an all-encompassing embodiment of the Kazakh New Wave, the Korean diaspora, and a world in transition. Part history, part myth, and part coming-of-age, the story . . . is a metaphor for the blood-stained history that corrupts the natural harmony of the world and the lives of those struggling to survive and belong.
September 12, 2016