Cityonfire.com has received the following press release from 5 Points Pictures on September 26, 2012: Film distributor 5 Points Pictures is pleased to announce the Region 1 DVD release of Bleak Night will be available on January 22, 2013.
A grieving father (Cho Seong-ha, The Yellow Sea) seeks to understand the circumstances that led his teenage son, Ki-tae (Lee Je-hoon, The Front Line), to commit suicide. The discovery of a photo prompts him to seek out the young man’s friends, Dong-yoon and Hee-june. Before viewers’ eyes, a complex picture of the dynamic between them develops: Friends and foes. Bullies and victims. Brothers and strangers.
What could have pushed the bond between the three young men past its breaking point?
Writer and director Yoon Sung-hyun originally created Bleak Night – which was also his feature film debut – as a project for his coursework at the Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA). It features the on-screen talents of Lee Je-hoon (The Front Line, Architecture 101), Seo Jun-young (Tree With Deep Roots TV, Eighteen), and PARK Jung-min (Golden Time TV, Feast of the Gods TV) as the three teens at the story’s center, along with veteran actor Cho Seong-ha (The Yellow Sea, Helpless).
Since its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival, Bleak Night has screened and received acclaim at events worldwide, including the Fantasia Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam (Tiger Awards), Hong Kong International Film Festival, Taipei Film Festival, Munich International Film Festival, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, and the Korean Cultural Service/Subway Cinema Movie Night film series in New York.
Bleak Night was produced by KAFA Films. It is presented by the Korean Academy of Film Arts and CJ Entertainment.
5 Points Pictures’ release of Bleak Night will feature an upgraded English translation of the film, plus on-disc extras. Visit www.5pointspictures.com for more information.