Movie ‘Club Zero’ officially invited to 28th BIFF ‘World Cinema’
Movie ‘Club Zero’ officially invited to 28th BIFF ‘World Cinema’
The film 'Club Zero' (directed by Jessica Hausner), which attracted attention as a contender for the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival, was officially invited to the 28th Busan International Film Festival.

'Club Zero' is the story of Miss Novak, a nutrition teacher who teaches secret eating methods, and the students at an elite school who develop dangerous beliefs about her.

'Club Zero', starring actress Mia Wasikowska, who showed off her strong acting skills in director Park Chan-wook's film 'Stalker', was invited to the 'World Cinema' section of the 28th Busan International Film Festival on October 7, 9, and 10. It meets the audience with a total of three screenings per day.

Actress Mia Wasikowska, who has shown persuasive acting across a variety of genres such as 'Alice in Wonderland', 'Jane Eyre', 'Lawless: Bad Heroes', and 'Crimson Peak', appeared with a friendly smile in 'Club Zero'. She played the role of Miss Novak, a mysterious nutrition teacher who lures her students into a vortex of dangerous beliefs.

As a candidate for the Palme d'Or at this year's 76th Cannes Film Festival, it competed with films such as Wes Anderson's 'Asteroid City', director Koreeda Hirokazu's 'Monster', and Todd Haynes' 'May December'. Immediately after the Cannes premiere, it received rave reviews including “Very bold and shocking (Variety),” “A modern reinterpretation of the ‘Pied Piper’ story (Hollywood Reporter),” and “An uncannily appropriate portrayal of modern society (The Playlist).” It continued.

Jo Ji-hoon, a programmer at the Busan International Film Festival, also gave a favorable review, calling it “an eerie and sophisticated fable that lies precariously on the border between faith and doubt.”

The movie ‘Club Zero’ is being prepared for release in the first half of 2024.

Reporter Ha-neul Lee, Ten Asia
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