October 18-26, 2012 - 9 Nights Of Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Movies!
DOOMSDAY BOOK - Toronto Premiere! - Sun, Oct 21, 1pm at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Directed by Kim Jee-woon, Yim Pil-sung, Korea, 2012, 113 mins
Principal Cast: Doona Bae, Joon-ho Bong, Ji-hee Jin
Toronto Premiere, One Screening Only
Sun, Oct 21, 1pm, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. at Bathurst. Door Tickets from: 12pm, Seating from: 12.30pm.
$14 Regular Ticket, $24 Double Feature Ticket with LLOYD THE CONQUEROR at 3.45 pm. Buy Advance Tickets Online Here until 11
Winner of Fantasia Film Festival’s Jury Award for Best Feature Film, this trio of apocalyptic tales features the rise of sentient robots, a zombie virus outbreak and an asteroid on a fatal collision course with earth. Co-directed by acclaimed Korean filmmaker Jee-woon Kim (I SAW THE DEVIL, THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE WEIRD, A TALE OF TWO SISTERS)
“A spellbinding filmic experience….the quality of all the stories in DOOMSDAY BOOK is high…. this film shouldn’t be missed!” - Ain’t It Cool News
“A worthy addition….fans of Korean genre have yet another solid entry in the careers of two of its most sterling talent.” - Sound on Sight
“Doomsday Book is a fine anthology for fans”- Twitch
Official Selection - 8 International Film Festivals including Fantastic Fest, New York Asian Film Festival, London, Fantasia, Sitges
Winner - Best Feature Film (Jury Award) - Fantasia Film Festival
A zombie outbreak! Self-aware robots! A meteor on a collision course with the Earth! Such doomsday scenarios may seem like old hat, having already been trotted out in a bevy of Hollywood blockbusters, but thanks to the remarkable efforts of two of Asia’s biggest genre directors and a powerhouse cast of Korean A-listers, DOOMSDAY BOOK manages to spin these tried and true tales of gloom and doom in refreshingly original directions, conjuring a perfect storm of earnest drama, crowd-pleasing comedy, and enthralling spectacle.
Yim Pil-Sung (HANSEL & GRETEL) kicks things off with “A Brave New World” an endearing epic examination of a zombie epidemic with plenty of satirical bite. The social commentary continues in the second chapter “The Heavenly Creature”, but director Kim Ji-Woon (A TALE OF TWO SISTERS, I SAW THE DEVIL), compliments it with an arresting moral dimension as he speculates the potential apocalyptic effect of a machine achieving enlightenment. Finally, both directors bring it home together with “Happy Birthday” a riotously funny comedy about familial bonding in the wake of an Armageddon of Michael Bay proportions.
- Peter Kuplowsky
Screens with Short Film:
Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival
Jeremy Ball, 13 min, Canada, 2012
A young woman ventures into the wilderness to fulfill a rite of passage, but stumbles into the graveyard of an ancient world.
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See Related Films at the Fest
- OCT. 20: [REC] 3 Genesis (Spanish zombie outbreak series sequel)
- OCT. 20: COCKNEYS VS ZOMBIES (British zombie apocalypse Comedy)
- OCT. 24: DEAD SUSHI (Japanese horror comedy)