Cancelled Faces (공백의 얼굴들)

Korea, the now: A young man makes a fateful encounter with a stranger he passionately falls in love with. When Unk rides his scooter through the night he fails to notice a drunk pedestrian, a man called Boaz, and hits him. The accident has unforeseen repercussions since shortly afterwards Unk and Boaz start an intense relationship that leads into a gradually worsening dependency and the “nouveau-noir story of absorption and autonomy” (Lior Shamriz) takes its course. Filmed as a gay melodrama in black-and-white shots, the classically narrative strands are intertwined with scenes from an eccentric theatre production that incorporates stories of the great revolt of the Jews against the Roman Empire. Bit by bit, the lines between a romantically orchestrated reality and the performative staging of a fictional tale begin to blur