Director: HONG SANG-SOO
96 mins, South Korea, 2018, Digital, Subtitled, Black and White
Prolific South Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-Soo crafts another elegant tragi-comedy, a chamber piece unfolding in less than 24 hours at a riverside hotel, where renowned and ageing poet Younghwan resides.
Sensing his imminent death, he summons his two estranged sons, Kyungsoo and Byungsoo, a newly popular filmmaker. A depressed young woman, Sanghee, is also staying at the hotel, having been betrayed by the man she loved. She passes time with her friend Yeonju who has come to comfort her. Filmed in startling black and white by Kim Hyung-koo, this is a fresh, humanistic exploration on family, life, love and death.