CONCRETE UTOPIA (TIFF 2023) – Ulkar Alakbarova

Penned by Lee Shin-ji and Um Tae-hwa and skillfully directed by Um Tae-hwa, Concrete Utopia artfully captures the selective kindness within individuals and how they can succumb to greed in the most trying of circumstances. The central dilemma in this post-apocalyptic thriller lies in questioning why those who have survived choose to hoard food from those who are denied entry to their homes, rather than sharing their provisions with those who continually display hostility.

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