Oki’s Movie (Ok-hui-ui yeonghwa)
Dir. Hong Sang-soo. 2010, 80 mins. 35mm. With Jeong Yu-mi, Lee Seon-gyun. The non-chronological four-episode structure of this bittersweet romance, set against the backdrop of a Korean university’s film department, lends a novelistic freshness to a simple story of courtship and indecision. Sparse, relaxed, and jarringly real, Oki’s Movie rejects easy classification. It is the work of a self-assured artist tuned in to the inner worlds of his characters in all their flawed humanity.