Tales of Cinema: The Films of Hong Sang-soo
Friday, Jun 3 - Sunday, Jun 19, 2016
Presented in cooperation with The Korea Society
His characters are borne back into the past by regret. They make bad decisions under the influence of lots and lots of soju—the South Korean national drink—then wake up the next day and make the same bad decisions over again. But what Hong’s films show, often through patterned, multi-part narratives, is that no two slices of life are ever cut exactly the same, and that an infinite variety is there to be dug out by anyone who looks at routine closely enough. Frequently dealing with rude, clumsy, boorish, wrong-footed, and inebriate folly, Hong’s films are, paradoxically, among the most delicate being made today.
All films directed by Hong Sang-soo.