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Wait! (Haddangse)

By | Published on Thursday 17 August 2023

Where to even begin with this headfuck of a Korean kids’ show. After that opening, I should probably start with the fact that it’s great. Further description slightly more problematic. A girl is waiting for her dad to come back from something nautical or other. She dreams as she dozes, waiting, and this live action cartoon is the giddying result. After a fairly straight and middling opening scene, our heroine lies down for a snooze and, as the dream kicks in, an overhead camera feed of her is projected on the screen, enabling all sorts of clever visual effects, fun props and amusing nonsense. Further explanation won’t really help – suffice to say there’s a lot going on, mostly bonkers, mostly brilliant.

Summerhall, until 19 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]