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I don’t know why I love it so much, but I do.
I have seen Memento Mori twice at the Melbourne International Film Festival and I think it’s a very good film. My first impression of it was that it’s quite like Virgin Suicides meets Carrie. And i maintain that it weaves between the romance and horror genres very effectively. I have not seen the original Yeogo Goedam but i assume it was more of a straight horror.
Because of it’s genre crossing, Memento Mori adds to the horror theme of Shi-eun’s return a sadness and tenderness that coagulates very strangely, but effectively with the terror-filled images of Shi-eun’s body on the ground, and her haunting of the school. I really like the love story, but i see it as a horror film about adolescent love.
I had the privilege to speak to one of the directors, Kyu-Dong Min at the festival, and he said the film was supposed to tap into the horror of being an adolescent. Which i think he and his co-director do very well. the school-girl scenes are all extremely realistic. Some parts are humorous but humour is placed so tightly in the middle of horror that things shift so quickly.
the production design must be commended. I particularly love the piano design at the end of the film. With the diary, however, (i know, it’s really good), but Kyu-Dong Min actually mentioned that they researched heaps of teenage girls’ diaries and many were much more elaborate than the one they made for the film. just a sneak.
The cinematography too, should gain praise. Most parts are shot with stark whites, blacks and deep greens and it’s really effective in bringing out the emptiness of the school in the lives of Shi-eun and Hyo-shin. But it is also the photography of the two girls on the roof during sunset really got me. when you first see it, it’s a love scene – they walk left and right, playing with socks and all. And when you see it at the end of the film, it becomes a nostalgic scene.
Lastly, i must praise the acting of all three leads. Kim Min Sun is really likeable as Min-ah. Lee Young-Jin showed great control as the living dead girl and Park Yeh-jin arguably holds the whole film’s acting performances together, both in terms of performance and narrative.
I really like Memento Mori. So far, it’s in my top 3 films of the year. It’s not exceptional. It’s not one of those films with fantastically rapturous visual imagery, complex structure, or profound philosophical narrative. In fact, i don’t know why i like the film as much as i do – apart from what i’ve just mentioned above. but i do. if i could see it again, i would. 9 out of 10.
Fantastic film, nothing like Whispering Corridors and not a horror flick.
“Memento Mori” (1999) is loosely associated with the first in the quadrilogy “Whispering Corridors” (1998), but aside from being set in an all girl’s school and centering around the harsh social stigmas and stresses of Korean education… with a ghost or two thrown in… it has nothing to do with its predecessor. Not only is the story completely unrelated but more notably the cinematic style and approach is totally different. While “Whispering Corridors” was a plot-driven thriller with suspense and a few scares, “Memento Mori” is more of an art house film with a poetic quality that may be hard to follow at first, but it’s ultimately a very impressive film.
The story is about a girl who mysteriously dies at school, evidently having fallen or been pushed off the roof. What follows is a very cryptic piecing together of the puzzle. It happens in disjoint flashbacks, dream/fantasy sequences and frequent wtf departures from reality, so you better be prepared to be confused. However, even if you don’t grasp the entirety of what’s being told (and if you’re struggling to keep up with subtitles), the film masterfully conveys enough of a mood that you feel what’s happening even if you don’t grasp every plot element.
The presentation is very stylistic with interesting camera angles and perspectives, often using hyper closeups on seemingly trivial items. But this is precisely what gives it a poetic quality. The visuals are crystal clear even on my 480p DVD player, so even though this hasn’t been released on blu-ray, it’s very pleasing to the eye. So if you were less than impressed by the grainy, murky DVD release of “Whispering Corridors” this will wake you up.
It’s definitely not a horror flick. In case you missed that in my title I want to repeat it again because anyone expecting jumps & scares will be very disappointed. Although there’s a creepy, menacing vibe throughout the whole film, it’s more along the lines of “The Others” or “The Sixth Sense” or (the original) “Wicker Man”.
Oh, I have to mention the acting is incredible. Unlike “Whispering Corridors” where many of the characters were (deliberately) two-dimensional, “Memento Mori” presents characters who are extremely complex and hard to figure out. There’s no clearcut good guy/bad guy approach; it’s truly a mystery as we piece together who’s who. “Memento Mori” demands your full attention as it doesn’t always spell everything out for you. But if you like a challenge, don’t miss this one.
Original Language ko
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min), 1 hr 37 min (97 min) (USA), 3 hr 6 min (186 min) (director’s cut)
Genre Horror, Romance, Drama
Director Tae-yong Kim, Kyu-dong Min
Writer Jung-Ok In, Tae-yong Kim, Kyu-dong Min
Actors Gyu-ri Kim, Park Yejin, Yeong-jin Lee
Country South Korea
Awards 3 wins & 4 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby SR
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm