a short film by Josh Kim
2007 | 15 mins | South Korea
›› The Postcard
a pure sunny short tale of teenage romance.
The Postcard by Josh Kim South Korea has the habit of hitting the mark when it comes to producing sweet stories of teenage romance, the cuties Boy Meets Boy and Just Friends? being but two examples. And here itís safe to say that this charming tale of undeclared adoration, is no exception.

It tells, in effect, the story of a shy young man who lacks the confidence to ask the one he longs after, out on a date. Rather he can be found at his local post office, forever sending open letters of love, postcard style, to the one he adores. Yet who is the object of his affection? A pair of bored postal clerks who vie against each other for his attention, sure as they are that his poetic missives, are meant for one of them? Or could it be the postman who delivers his words of love, back to his door?

The Postcard by Josh Kim Written and directed by Josh Kim, this variant on the theme of adolescent romance is as tender and delectable as they come. Yet into a mix that includes a series of pitch-perfect comic touches, Kim takes time out to play with fate, detailing the hobbies of the four principal characters, presented caption fashion, so as to write an underscore on how fate can seemingly play its part, in bringing two people together.

Backed by the sound of Elton Johnís I Want Love, this pure sunny short charms right through to its open-ended conclusion. Delightful.

Gay Visibility - sweet style. 
Nudity - strictly from the waist up. 
Overall - file under ... 3+ stars. 
screened as part of the 23rd London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2009
starring: Sun-zoo Park / Postal Clerk #1, So-yun Park / Postal Clerk #2, Simo Kim / The Postman,
Inwoo Suh / The Boy, ukn / Postmaster and ukn / Old Lady.
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