a film by Hong Sangsoo
Youngho (Shin Seokho) goes to see his father who is tending to a famous patient. He
surprises his girlfriend, Juwon (Park Miso), in Berlin where she is studying fashion
design. He goes to a seaside hotel to meet his mother and brings his friend Jeongsoo
(Ha Seongguk) with him. In each instance, he anticipates an important conversation.
But sometimes a shared look, or a shared smoke, can mean as much as anything we
could say to those close to us.
For his twenty-fifth feature as director and his first as cinematographer, Hong Sangsoo offers a simple tale of young people on the edge of adulthood. Introduction cuts to the essence of who we are as people, like an unexpected hug on a winter's day.
"Scintillating... Radically casual... As bracing as a brief dip in a freezing sea after a rather too soju-soaked luncheon."
- Jessica Kiang, Variety
"Satisfying... Fascinating... Mesmerically simple."
- Matt Turner, Little White Lies
Where to watch
Coming Soon to Theaters