I think a lot of us who watch and consume films featuring action and sci-fi and big-scale spectacle have done so largely due to our own inspiration from many of the screen heroes we’ve looked up to from the cradle. Filmmaker Jo Ba-reun’s latest, Slate, definitely takes some cues from that concept for this story, albeit indirectly, with none other than Ahn Ji-hye in her latest screen role after Han Ka-ram’s 2019 drama, Our Body.
At some point Jo Ba-reun’s directorial debut, Gang, might show up more internationally as home streaming platforms take shape for some of the world’s more obscure titles in foreign cinema. For good measure, get a taste of that one here as we now pivot to what lies ahead in fantasy action comedy Slate, about an aspiring action star who finds herself in a whole new world. Literally.