While I’m not living and teaching in South Korea anymore I can’t help but notice and pay attention to news related to Korea.

Shooting  “a 30-minute film about a surreal encounter between a fisherman and a female shaman” is just plain cool, and I love Park Chan Wook‘s films–my favorite being Sympathy for Lady Vengeance.

Click this link to see the story, Director shoots first major movie solely with iPhone.

As usual, Korea loves pointing out any and all ‘firsts’ that it accomplishes: “PROne, the agency representing Park Chan-Wook, claimed the iPhone movie would be the first ever to be shown in cinemas.”  I don’t know if this is true or not, but if it is I think this is one occasion for which congratulations are in order.

I seriously am curious about the creativity behind this kind of a project, and am intrigued by how Wook “describ[ed]the process as more democratic since everyone with a smartphone took part.”

I wonder if the film will go international with a major distributor. For now, the movie will be “shown in 10 cinemas nationwide from January 27 for four days.”

Almost makes me want to go back to Korea–almost.