South Korean film student Oh Se-yeon. Her documentary Fanatic looks at how K-pop fans react when the object of their affections is accused of crimes. Photo: Busan International Film Festival
South Korean film student Oh Se-yeon. Her documentary Fanatic looks at how K-pop fans react when the object of their affections is accused of crimes. Photo: Busan International Film Festival

Busan film festival hit Fanatic’s director on the K-pop fans it features who – like her – fell in love with celebrities later convicted of crimes, and their mixed feelings afterwards

  • In Fanatic, film student Oh Se-yeon talks to fellow former fans of Korean stars accused of crimes who are ‘suffering more because they’d loved’ them
  • She started the project out of anger, she admits, but the conversations Oh has with her friends and other fans are heartfelt, contemplative and often funny

South Korean film student Oh Se-yeon. Her documentary Fanatic looks at how K-pop fans react when the object of their affections is accused of crimes. Photo: Busan International Film Festival
South Korean film student Oh Se-yeon. Her documentary Fanatic looks at how K-pop fans react when the object of their affections is accused of crimes. Photo: Busan International Film Festival
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