EAFFI 2019: HOTEL BY THE RIVER

HONG SANG-SOO

GANGBYEON HOTEL

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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.

Screening as part of the East Asia Film Festival Ireland 2019, April 11th to 14th. Click for more information.

96 mins, South Korea, 2018, Digital, Subtitled, Black and White

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