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

Topic |   Asian cinema
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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