Genre: Drama, Experimental, International
Film Year: 2018
Film Length: 66 min.
Director: Hong Sang-soo
Featuring: Kim Min-hee, Jung Jin-young, Ki Joo-bong, Seo Young-hwa, Kim Sae-byuk, Ahn Jae-hong, Gong Min-jeung
A young woman, Areum (Kim Min-hee, The Handmaiden) sits in the corner of a small café outside of Seoul almost daily, spending her time bent over her laptop typing. In the tables that surround her, other café goers recount the various dramas in their lives, serving as the inspiration for Areum’s work. Couples argue, romances begin, and artists plan their next big projects, all while Areum writes away. But as director Hong Sang-soo begins to have audiences doubt Areum’s reliability, a major question arises—is she merely writing what she hears? Or is she hearing what’s been written? As the drama in the coffeeshop unfolds, the answer becomes only more ambiguous. Introduction by Hyeyon Moon (UVA)
This film is part of the Korean Film series supported by the UVA Korea Society
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