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THE DAY A PIG FELL INTO THE WELL

South Korea, 1996 (MIFF 1997, Young Asian Cinema)

Director: Hong Sang-Soo

Song Sang-Soo's Korean comedy centres around a tangled love quartet comprised of a failed novelist, a water-filter salesman, his wife and a cinema ticket-seller. Eye level direction imparts an unsettling edge to familiar urban details, thus enabling the audience to place them­selves within the settings encountered. In their distinctive ways, each of the four characters rep­resents the generation of student activists whose hopes of social change are mired in numbing rou­tine.

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WOMAN IS THE FUTURE OF MAN

South Korea, 2004
Woman is the Future of Man (Yeojaneun Namjaeui Miraeda) South KoreaHong Sang-soo's (Turning Gate, MIFF 2003) latest film arrives direct from its slot in Official Competition at Cannes. Taking its tit… More »

WOMAN ON THE BEACH

Korea, 2006
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 see… More »

NIGHT AND DAY

South Korea, 2008
Korean expats spend lazy days in the city of love, in the latest offering from Hong Sang-soo (Woman on the Beach, MIFF 07). ... Nominated for the Golden Bear at the 2008 Berlin International Film Fes… More »

LIKE YOU KNOW IT ALL

South Korea, 2009
“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 (… More »

VIRGIN STRIPPED BARE BY HER BACHELORS

South Korea, 2000
The multi-award winning The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well and its follow-up The Power of Kangwon Province, have established Hang San-Soo as the reigning Korean poet laureate of the ins, outs and self-… More »

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