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WOMAN ON THE BEACH

Korea, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Neighbourhood Watch)

Director: Hong Sang-soo

WOMAN ON THE BEACH

A one-night stand between lovers… What's to come of this fleeting romance? From filmmaker Hong Sangsoo (Woman is the Future of Man, Turning Gate, Tale of Cinema), his most accessible film sees two men and two women entangled in a passing romance that hardly lasts a night. What can be made of the psychology of these lovers who share the same bed but not the same mind? ‘Should I dump her?' ‘Should I suggest we keep in touch?' ‘Could this turn into a relationship?' While these thoughts keep their heads busy, no one can foretell how their romances will end. Woman on the Beach presents strong, active characters and females who stand on equal footing with their male counterparts. “The vagaries of the human heart are scrutinized with bemused expertise.” - Variety

D/S Hong Sangsoo P Oh Jung-wan WS Mirovision Inc L Korean w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2006/127mins

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