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Cobweb – A Cinematic Journey into Artistic Obsession and Comical Chaos

We were invited to attend a media screening preview of “Cobweb” yesterday (7th November, 2023) at GSC Mid Valley. Directed by the acclaimed Kim Jee-woon, this movie promises a fresh and captivating perspective on the art of cinema, plus the relentless pursuit of creativity.

Cobweb movie poster
Cobweb movie poster

Title: Cobweb
Language: Korean
Genre: Drama, Black Comedy
Directed by: Kim Jee-woon
Starring: Song Kang-ho, Lim Soo-jung, Oh Jung-se, Jeon Yeo-been, Jung Soo-jung, Park Jung-soo, Jang Young-nam
Malaysia Release Date: 16th November, 2023

Cobweb Media Screening
Cobweb Media Screening

Set in the 1970s, “Cobweb” takes viewers deep into the psyche of film Director, Kim Ki-yeol, who suffers from harsh criticism that he only produces trashy films. He becomes obsessed with the idea of reshooting the ending of his newly completed film, Cobweb, believing he can craft a masterpiece if only he has 2 more days to do it. Chaos and turmoil ensue on the set as censorship authorities interfere, while reluctant cast and producers grapple with the revised ending. Kim’s unwavering determination and artistic vision are put to the test. Will he navigate through the madness to realise his creative dreams and prove his critics wrong?

Cobweb cast
Cobweb cast

About the cast:
The film’s ensemble cast, led by the inimitable Song Kang-ho who convincingly plays the troubled Director Kim Ki-yeol, brings their A-game to portray the unique blend of anguish and humour that characterises the filmmaking process. Jeon Yeo Been’s portrayal of Shin Mi Do also stands out, particularly for her role as the primary source of humour. Her antics consistently have the audience in stitches. With the cast’s exceptional performances, viewers can anticipate a whirlwind of emotions as they ponder the boundaries between art and obsession, thus question the lengths one might go to in pursuit of artistic perfection.

Personal review:
Although there are no major twists, the movie’s distinctive plot and amusing comedy left us thoroughly entertained from start to finish. Kudos for its ability to engage and amuse, while leaving us with a deep sense of appreciation for the unwavering commitment of those who bring stories to life on the big screen.

Video: Cobweb | Malaysia Greeting & Teaser Trailer

Written by: Jean De Witt

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