• Grass


a film by Hong Sangsoo
2019, 68 minutes



For his 22nd feature as director, Hong delivers a delicious cinematic riddle only he could concoct. In the corner of a small café, Areum (Kim Minhee) sits typing on her laptop. At the tables around her, other customers enact the various dramas of their lives. A young couple charge each other with serious crimes, an old man tries to rekindle a flame with a younger woman, a narcissistic filmmaker works to put together his next project—all while Areum types. Is she merely writing what she hears? Or is she hearing what’s been written? As the dramas inside the café unfold, the plants outside grow taller.


"An exquisite hangout movie."
- Simran Hans Sight & Sound

"A welcome–indeed, almost humane–dose of humor."
- Rory O'Connor The Film Stage

"Edgy, multilayered and far from docile."
- The Hollywood Reporter

"An unexpectedly spectral film."
- Daniel Kasman, MUBI

"Hong has taken the familiar elements of his work and exploded them."
- Chuck Bowen, Slant

Press Materials

High-Res Stills and Poster
Press Kit
Press Release

Where to watch

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Apr 19: Metrograph - New York, NY
Apr 24: Downtown Independent - Los Angeles, CA

May 12: Korean Film Festival DC - Washington, DC
May 17-23: Gene Siskel Film Center - Chicago, IL
May 18-19: Oklahoma City Museum of Art - Oklahoma City, OK

Jun 14-23: 4-Star Theatre - San Francisco, CA
Jun 24 & 26: AFI Silver Theatre - Silver Springs, MD

July 11 & 14: Cleveland Cinematheque - Cleveland, OH
July 22 & 24: Austin Film Society - Austin, TX

Oct 26: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Houston, TX

Festivals & Awards

Official Selection - Berlin International Film Festival
Official Selection - The New York Film Festival
Official Selection - Viennale
Official Selection - CPH:PIX
Official Selection - Busan International Film Festival


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