'Finally, Park Chan-wook' book triples crowdfunding goal on Tumblbug

Director Park Chan-wook [CJ ENM]

A book celebrating Park Chan-wook’s 30th anniversary as a film director is currently in production, crowdfunding platform Tumblbug said Friday.

Titled “Finally, Park Chan-wook” (translated), the book met its target of 65 million won ($49,000) on the crowdfunding website and will finish publication next month.

As of Friday, more than 1,960 patrons collectively donated around 230 million won, 350 percent more than the original goal.

The book will be 600 pages long and includes behind-the-scenes stories about every single short and feature film Park has produced, directed or written for. It features an interview with American director Quentin Tarantino and behind-the-scenes stories from when Park received the best director award at this year’s Cannes for “Decision to Leave” (2022).

Actors who have starred in Park’s films, like Park Hae-il and Tang Wei from “Decision to Leave” and Lee Young-ae from “Lady Vengeance” (2005), also took part in creating the book.

Ten figurines of Park’s movie characters like Hideko and Sook-hee from “The Handmaiden” (2016) and Seo-rae and Hae-jun from “Decision to Leave,” as well as dioramas of the settings in 10 of his films, will also be sold in limited quantity.

Funding continues through Sunday on Tumblbug.