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.As he waits, the pressures of his work life start to recede, and he becomes acquainted with the young woman who runs the motel.Named Lee So-yeon (played by -- sure enough -- actress Lee So-yeon of Untold Scandal), the woman is twelve years his junior, and possesses an unusual energy and enthusiasm.These are some reviews of the features released in 2005 that have generated the most discussion and interest among film critics and/or the general public. Sometimes small-scale, informal projects can liberate a director.Without the pressure and weighty expectations involved in producing a major work, inspiration flows freely and the result is an even more accomplished piece of art.Although the general path followed by the plot is pretty straightforward, Song leads us down many odd and fascinating detours.
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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.
Now, years after breaking up, he returns to the small island named Biyang-do, wondering if his ex-girlfriend will remember their appointment.
(It seems appropriate that Git's basic setup recalls Richard Linklater's Before Sunset, another film that stands out for the beauty and simplicity of its construction) On Biyang-do, the director -- named Jang Hyun-seong, the same as the actor who portrays him -- is overpowered with both memories of the past and the beauty of the island.