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NOBODY S DAUGHTER HAEWON

South Korea, 2012 (MIFF 2013, Accent on Asia)

Director: Hong Sang-soo

"The New Wave is still alive and kicking in Korea … judging by Hong Sang-soo's latest contribution." - Screen Daily

Many MIFF-goers will be familiar with the work of Hong Sang-soo (most recently with In Another Country, MIFF 2012, and The Day He Arrives, MIFF 2011), and this latest effort is perhaps his most stripped-back yet.

Feeling deserted by her mother and stuck in a thankless affair with her professor, film student Haewon (Jeong Eun-chae) seeks solace in daydreams. Hong demonstrates the frustrations of a clandestine relationship with a focus on dialogue - the couple walk, fight and cry as they move through their town, from an historic fort to a restaurant where their cover is blown after chancing upon Haewon's classmates. A sympathetic, intimate contemplation, this is a film that doesn't allow itself to be overrun with sentiment or melodrama.

D/S Hong Sang-soo P Kim Kyounghee WS Finecut L Korean w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2012

See also...

IN ANOTHER COUNTRY

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OKI'S MOVIE

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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 ... More »

NIGHT AND DAY

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 ... More »

WOMAN IS THE FUTURE OF MAN

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