Streaming June 19th – July 2nd
Filmmaker Joong-rae, suffering from writer’s block, takes a trip to the coast with his production designer Chang-wook, who brings along the vivacious Moon-sook. Soon after their arrival, Moon-sook falls for Joong-rae’s advances; however, the fickle hero can’t commit and he awkwardly parts with her. What had been a sardonic Jules and Jim turns into a burlesque Vertigo when Joong-rae returns to the coastal resort and attempts to recreate the original romance with a woman who resembles Moon-sook, until his jilted lover shows up… In Korean with subtitles. (127 mins)
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“Reminiscent of Godard’s ‘Contempt,’ but writer-director Hong Sang-soo — South Korea’s foremost chronicler of romantic maneuvering — is more aptly compared to Eric Rohmer for his subtle comedy.” – J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader
“A cinematic tightrope artist: he’s a director whose films walk the fine line between the heaven and hell of the quotidian.” – Chris Chang, Film Comment
“Wry and tender and delicately melancholic… shows a newly confident filmmaker again working near the top of his form… This seemingly casual triangle is a classic formal and sexual configuration for Hong, whose elegant, restrained films chart the mysteries of the heart and the follies of the head with intelligence and shock waves of feeling.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times