But if Song betrayed the spirit of the omnibus project, he remained true to the needs of his film.
Git centers around a film director who, in the middle of starting his next screenplay, remembers a promise he'd made ten years earlier.
(It seems appropriate that Git's basic setup recalls Richard Linklater's Before Sunset, another film that stands out for the beauty and simplicity of its construction) On Biyang-do, the director -- named Jang Hyun-seong, the same as the actor who portrays him -- is overpowered with both memories of the past and the beauty of the island.
As he waits, the pressures of his work life start to recede, and he becomes acquainted with the young woman who runs the motel.
Take the episode when the newly arrived Gandhi is ejected from a first-class railway carriage at Pietermaritzburg after a white passenger objects to sharing space with a “coolie” (an Indian indentured labourer).
In fact, Gandhi’s demand to be allowed to travel first-class was accepted by the railway company.
Read: The 49 best British films of all time We also know that some of the historical aspects of the film are dubious.
For example, Patrick French, author of India: A Portrait, wrote in The Telegraph: "An important origin of one myth about Gandhi was Richard Attenborough’s 1982 film.
Gandhi was adamant that “respectable Indians” should not be obliged to use the same facilities as “raw Kaffirs”.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.Alas, the festival's expectations were confounded, first in that only Lee Young-jae's work really engaged environmental issues in a direct way (the other two were merely set in rural areas), and second by the fact that Song went out and shot a 70-minute film.As an omnibus work, 1.3.6 has to be considered a failure, especially as the three films (Jang's amusing Sonagi Epilogue, Lee's poorly-received Mobius Strip, and Song's poetic Git) don't match, not just in length but in form, content, mood, style, and quality.