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Festival in Media
Section: Horizons
Country: Korea 
Year: 2018


66 minutes/B&W



The owner of this cafe in a traditional district of Seoul is never shown. But we do discover he likes classical music.

A young woman accuses a young man of being responsible for her girlfriend’s suicide. A little later, she pays him a compliment.

He stares at the floor, embarrassed. In the middle of the conversation, there’s a whip-pan on to the neighboring table where a woman is sitting at her laptop.

She overhears snatches of dialogue and develops them further.



Director: Hong Sangsoo

Screenplay: Hong Sangsoo

Cinematographer: Kim Hyungkoo

Editing: Son Yeonji

Producer: Hong Sangsoo



Kim Minhee, Jung Jinyoung, Ki Joobong,  Seo Younghwa, Kim Saebyuk,  Ahn Jaehong, Gong Minjeung


Jeonwonsa Film Co.

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Hong Sangsoo

Born in Seoul, South Korea in 1960. He studied at Chung-Ang University, California College of Arts and Crafts and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Since making his first feature film in 1996, he has written and directed 21 films.




1996 The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well

1998 The Power of Kangwon Province

2000 Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors

2002 On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate

2004 Woman Is the Future of Man

2005 Tale of Cinema

2006 Woman on the Beach

2008 Night and Day

2009 Like You Know It All

2010 Hahaha

2010 Oki's Movie

2011 The Day He Arrives

2012 In Another Country

2013 Nobody's Daughter Haewon

2013 Our Sunhi

2014 Hill of Freedom

2015 Right Now, Wrong Then

2016 Yourself and Yours

2017 Claire's Camera

2017 On the Beach at Night Alone

2017 The Day After

2018 Grass