You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Helmer stoked over U.S. debut

Korean director Park happy for opportunity from Fox Searchlight

Chan-wook Park kept his answers candid at the Feb. 27 New York premiere of his long-awaited English-language debut, “Stoker.”

“Fox Searchlight didn’t pay me a lot of money to direct this film,” the helmer said at the Walter Reade Theater screening. “But I still feel rich having made it, because it’s a project that lends itself to so many different interpretations.”

The pic’s Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode joined the Korean auteur, who was accompanied by a translator, onstage for a brief Q&A following the film. When pressed about the differences in making a movie in America vs. South Korea, Park responded pithily.

“To quote Werner Herzog, it doesn’t matter what country you find yourself in — the way you create babies is the same.”

At the Frieda & Roy Furman Gallery afterparty, Goode said he “fell in love” with being directed by Park via a translator: “It’s really quite peaceful — Korean. I’m quite into it.”

More Film

  • Film News Roundup: Maggie Gyllenhaal's 'Kindergarten

    Film News Roundup: Maggie Gyllenhaal's 'Kindergarten Teacher' Sells to Netflix

    Chan-wook Park kept his answers candid at the Feb. 27 New York premiere of his long-awaited English-language debut, “Stoker.” “Fox Searchlight didn’t pay me a lot of money to direct this film,” the helmer said at the Walter Reade Theater screening. “But I still feel rich having made it, because it’s a project that lends […]

  • 'Mug' Review: Blackhearted Satire on Small-Minded,

    Berlin Film Review: 'Mug'

    Chan-wook Park kept his answers candid at the Feb. 27 New York premiere of his long-awaited English-language debut, “Stoker.” “Fox Searchlight didn’t pay me a lot of money to direct this film,” the helmer said at the Walter Reade Theater screening. “But I still feel rich having made it, because it’s a project that lends […]

  • Richard Glickman Dead

    Richard Glickman, Engineer and Fog Machine Designer, Dies at 91

    Chan-wook Park kept his answers candid at the Feb. 27 New York premiere of his long-awaited English-language debut, “Stoker.” “Fox Searchlight didn’t pay me a lot of money to direct this film,” the helmer said at the Walter Reade Theater screening. “But I still feel rich having made it, because it’s a project that lends […]

  • Aga

    Berlin Film Review: 'Ága'

    Chan-wook Park kept his answers candid at the Feb. 27 New York premiere of his long-awaited English-language debut, “Stoker.” “Fox Searchlight didn’t pay me a lot of money to direct this film,” the helmer said at the Walter Reade Theater screening. “But I still feel rich having made it, because it’s a project that lends […]

  • Guillermo del Toro Shape of Water

    'Shape of Water' Lawsuit Spurs Debate Amid Oscar Voting

    Chan-wook Park kept his answers candid at the Feb. 27 New York premiere of his long-awaited English-language debut, “Stoker.” “Fox Searchlight didn’t pay me a lot of money to direct this film,” the helmer said at the Walter Reade Theater screening. “But I still feel rich having made it, because it’s a project that lends […]

  • 'This Is Me' Catapults 'Greatest Showman'

    'This Is Me' Catapults 'Greatest Showman' Soundtrack Toward One Billion Streams

    Chan-wook Park kept his answers candid at the Feb. 27 New York premiere of his long-awaited English-language debut, “Stoker.” “Fox Searchlight didn’t pay me a lot of money to direct this film,” the helmer said at the Walter Reade Theater screening. “But I still feel rich having made it, because it’s a project that lends […]

  • Rex Pickett

    Rex Pickett's Drama 'Repairman' Moving Forward as a Movie

    Chan-wook Park kept his answers candid at the Feb. 27 New York premiere of his long-awaited English-language debut, “Stoker.” “Fox Searchlight didn’t pay me a lot of money to direct this film,” the helmer said at the Walter Reade Theater screening. “But I still feel rich having made it, because it’s a project that lends […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content