Tiger Portrait #5

Ten world premieres will be screened this year in the Tiger Competition, the main competition of IFFR, that celebrates the talent of young, promising filmmakers. The makers vie for the Tiger Award and the Special Jury Award. IFFR speaks them all, of course. Today, Kim Yonghoon talks about Beasts Clawing at Straws, his artfully constructed black comedy/crime thriller and compelling summary of human shortcomings in one.

About Beasts Clawing at Straws
Debut director Kim Yonghoon assembles a great cast (Asura's Jung Woosung and Secret Sunshine star Jeon Doyeon) for his energetic film adaptation of Japanese hard-boiled crime novel Beasts Clawing at Straws. The result is an artfully constructed, black comedy/crime drama as well as a compelling summary of human shortcomings. But where did that bag come from?

Photo in header: Kim Yonghoon © Marwan Magroun