If there’s such a thing as an uncanny valley of spirituality, then not only has South Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho discovered it, but his recent film Snowpiercer sets up camp squarely in the center of it.
Calvary begins with a quote from St. Augustine. Small white letters fade onto a black screen, light surrounded by immersible darkness. The epitaph reads, “Do not despair; one of the thieves was saved. Do not presume; one of the thieves was damned.”