The controversy of The President's Last Bang was being played out in the courtrooms and in the entertainment news.
The collapse of the Pi Fan Film Festival was a hot topic and the hype surrounding the impending release of Another Public Enemy was overwhelming.
Comprising works by Jang Jin (Someone Special), Lee Young-jae (Harmonium in My Memory) and Song, 1.3.6 was intended to explore environmental themes and was slotted to open the first Green Film Festival in Seoul in late October.
In Flower Island, Song showed an unusual talent for the aesthetics of digital cinema, but here he takes it one step further.
To capture a natural setting so well on a medium that often feels cold and sterile is an unusual accomplishment.
The relaxed, convincing performances of the actors also deserve notice.
Almost missed among all that was a quiet film directed by a virtual unknown but starring the talented Jo Seung-woo.
The media found it interesting as 'a story of human triumph' but most people seemed certain that Kang Woo-suk's feature would dominate the box office.