An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors: Dumplings, directed by Fruit Chan of Hong Kong, Cut directed by Park Chan-Wook of Korea, and Box directed by Miike Takashi of Japan.
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The imagery of all three of these films are going to stick with me for a long time, especially "Box". Miike is usually hit or miss with me, but "Box" made me respect him even more as a director. I've never seen him approach the horror genre with such subtle artistry. This was also my introduction to Fruit Chan, and I'm looking forward to seeing more from him. And of course, Park Chan-Wook never, ever disappoints me.
One great short, and two good ones. Miike's "Box" may be some of his best work and is surreal, dreamy, and creepy. "Cut" is fun, and "Dumplings" shorter version is much more nastier and sillier than its longer counter part. I recommend seeing the full-length version, even if the shorter version delivers quite a shocking end.