One is that such a low-budget film looks so good visually.In Flower Island, Song showed an unusual talent for the aesthetics of digital cinema, but here he takes it one step further.Git centers around a film director who, in the middle of starting his next screenplay, remembers a promise he'd made ten years earlier.While staying on a remote southern island off Jeju-do, he and his girlfriend of the time agreed to come back and meet at the same motel exactly ten years in the future.To capture a natural setting so well on a medium that often feels cold and sterile is an unusual accomplishment.The relaxed, convincing performances of the actors also deserve notice.A peacock appears on the island, with no clear explanation or motivation.And the tango, a very un-Korean pasttime, makes a striking appearance in the film.
At its rousing premiere at the Green Film Festival in Seoul, a prominent Korean film critic told me it may be the best romance Korea has ever produced.
In Song's other works, such elements sometimes feel forced or self-consciously arty, but here they blend with the otherworldly presence of the island and add a sense of mystery.
Git (which means either a triangular flag or "feather" in Korean) is surprising in several respects.
This may have been what happened with Git by Song Il-gon, the director of Flower Island (2001), Spider Forest (2004), and various award-winning short films including The Picnic (1999).
Git was originally commissioned as a 30-minute segment of the digital omnibus film 1.3.6.