Collective Invention ("Dolyeonbyuni")
Sponsored by Samsung
Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival 2015, Busan International Film Festival 2015, BAFICI - Buenos Aires Film Festival 2016
With this audacious debut feature, executive-produced by the great Lee Chang-dong (SECRET SUNSHINE), Kwon Oh-kwang displays an eye for the dynamic and an ear for devilishly well-crafted dialogue. The comedy of COLLECTIVE INVENTION ranges from absurdity to biting satire while issuing a pertinent social critique with a punch, taking its shots at corporate creeps, media stampedes and the volatility of a gullible public’s opinion — none of which detracts from the characters and interactions at its core. With its righteously ridiculous premise recalling Minoru Kawasaki (CALAMARI WRESTLER) and a soundtrack reminiscent of Jeunet’s AMÉLIE, COLLECTIVE INVENTION is a smart, funny fantasy you can dive right into.
— Nicolas Archambault