Director: Hong Sangsoo
“Film festivals and cinema workshops come across as hotbeds of drunken brawls, fulsome schmoozing and adulterous sex.” - Hollywood Reporter
In a self-reflexive jibe, filmmaker Hong Sang-soo (Woman on the Beach, MIFF 07; Night and Day, MIFF 08) skewers artistic pretensions and sends up the liquor-fuelled schmoozing and backbiting that could characterise certain film festivals.
Critics, filmmakers and industry wannabes all receive a satirical roasting as up-and-coming arthouse director Ku Kyung-nam bumbles through drunken escapades at a film festival and a seminar.
Hong even indulges in self-parody, as in a Q&A session Ku answers questions on why he keeps making films that no one understands.
“Wryly perceptive in its deconstruction of artistic egos, sending up pretensions… Hong's funniest film in years.” - Screen International