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Directed by Hong Sang-soo

South Korea 2017 101 mins. In Korean

“Hong Sang-soo’s movies have always invited autobiographical readings, and this is perhaps his most achingly personal film yet, a steel-nerved, clear-eyed response to the tabloid frenzy that erupted in South Korea over his relationship with actress Kim Min-hee. The film begins in Hamburg, where actress Young-hee (played by Kim herself, who won the Best Actress prize at Berlin for this role) is hiding out after the revelation of her affair with a married filmmaker. Back in Korea, a series of encounters shed light on Young-hee’s volatile state, as she slips in and out of melancholic reflection and dreams.”—New York Film Festival. “A drama of rare lyrical exaltation. . . a kaleidoscopic fusion of reality and fantasy.”—The New Yorker. In Korean with English subtitles.

Filmography: Yourself and Yours (2016), Right Now, Wrong Then (2015), Hill of Freedom (2014), Our Sunhi (2013), Nobody’s Daughter Haewon (2013), In Another Country (2012), The Day He Arrives (2011), Night and Day (2008), Woman on the Beach (2006), Woman Is the Future of Man (2004)

Reviews: Film Comment, The Village Voice, Another Gaze, The House Next Door, MUBI Notebook

Interviews: MUBI Notebook



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