Baduk is dynamically directed by Induk Lee, and it really delivers as a five-minute short.
The main character Haejijn is sent down memory lane after rediscovering a board game that her mother used to play with her.
The relationship between daughter and mother feels meaningful. The story is slow and takes its time in developing all the rich details of their home life. The overall feeling of loss and regret is very raw and poignant, and dare I say, relatable.
Baduk is a short film that’s very sincere and makes a resonant closing statement. I highly recommend this one.
In his youth Alvin loved watching movies and would find himself spending his lunch money and allowance at the box office. He loved the Matrix and the X-Men films, and somewhere along the way, he discovered a love for horror movies — Hereditary, Midsommar and Mother! being his favourites. He now holds a professional writing diploma, a couple of journalism degrees, and likes to spend his free time reviewing movies on IMDB and for various magazines. @alvinwct