Chan-wook Park’s Paranmanjang – Filmed Using An iPhone 4

Paranmanjang, which means ‘night fishing’, is a thirty minute movie filmed totally using an iPhone 4. The film is about a fisher man who meets a supernatural lady on the edge of a lake. The aim of the project is to inspire amateur film makers. The project has been paid for by the South Korean wing of Apple’s sales and marketing team who provided 150 million Korean won (approximately $135,000 or £85,000). Admittedly they have attached an enormous lense to the front of the phone (which you can see in the following video), but otherwise the phone is unchanged. FYI This video has not been translated into English.

The film’s director, Korean Park Chan-wook, is most famous for his film Old Boy which won the Grand Prix at Cannes Film festival in 2004. Quentin Tarintino, who that year was the President of the Jury, was full of praise for the highly accomplished film, Old Boy. And in case your understanding of Korean Language isn’t up to much here is a brief news report from ITN news. The film is due for release in cinemas in South Korean by the end of the month.

Here are a few links, one at Mashable, and one at the Guardian.

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