Sun 13 December 2009 // 20:00
(Sun 13th - Tue 14th / 8pm / £4/3/2TTT)
(Park Chan-Wook / 2009 / South Korea / cert 18 / 133 minutes/ 35mm / subtitled)
Vampires are hot at the moment but don't expect any of the usual clichés from firebrand director Park Chan-Wook. A Jesuit priest gets an emergency blood transfusion after offering himself as a martyr in a medical experiment. Before long he develops a blood craving and has developed superhuman strength. When he falls for a young married woman it's his moral strength that is tested and she lures him into greater and greater sins as he succumbs to her charms. With technical brilliance and a frantic pace, Thirst is a thoughtful take on flawed human morality as well as a gruesome and hysterical rollercoaster ride.