Films byTexts by Hong Sang-soo
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The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well
Hong Sang-soo, 1996, 115’

“The women are the true heroes, the brave ones. Violated (defeated?), as they are, they remain the masters of time, of the time that divides the past and the present of the story, of all the time lost to the men.

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The Power of Kangwon Province
Hong Sang-soo, 1998, 110’

The Power of Kangwon Province (1998): leaving with a friend to tour this tourist-province par excellence, the hero puts a secretary at his university in charge of taking care of two goldfish.

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Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors
Hong Sang-soo, 2000, 126’

“Reiteration becomes reversal in Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (2000), the most complicated instance of Hong’s doubling.

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On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate
Hong Sang-soo, 2000, 115’

“His work teems with Hong look-alikes, alter egos, and surrogates, most of them self-absorbed, obtuse, feckless, forever doing the wrong thing: insisting on paying a host for a home-cooked meal; crying out the name of another woman in the middle of sex; drunkenly demanding a blowjob from a long-a

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Woman Is the Future of Man
Hong Sang-soo, 2004, 88’

Woman Is the Future of Man. Some years ago, I found this sentence by Aragon, in the Quartier Latin, on a postcard. I liked it. I knew that it was going to stay with me, but I didn’t really know why.

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Tale of Cinema
Hong Sang-soo, 2005, 89’

“I don’t think you really understood the film.”

Yong-sil in Geuk jang jeon [Tale of Cinema] (2005)

 

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Woman on the Beach
Hong Sang-soo, 2006, 127’

“In Hong’s latest, Woman on the Beach, which is something of a career summation, his self-reproach takes on a more mordant tone.

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Night and Day
Hong Sang-soo, 2008, 145’

“Hong is the king of number two: two men for a women (Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, 2000), two women for a man (Woman on the Beach, 2006), two chapters in a male-female relation (Turning Gate, 2002), two films in one (Tale of Cinema, 2005), two filmmak

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Hong Sang-soo, 2010, 115’

“In Hong Sang-soo’s work there is a constant trait, which is neither really stylistic (it’s not a matter of form), nor frankly thematic (it’s not a matter of content either), and which returns, like a butterfly – and even, as its course is erratic, like a moth, the ultimate uncatchable insect.

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Hong Sang-soo, 2011, 29’

1. Take a walk through the village.

2. Take a walk on the beach.

3. Have lunch at a famous restaurant.

4. Collect a pretty shell or a nice souvenir.

5. See if there are tours through the mud flats.

6. Find someone to play badminton with.

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The Day He Arrives
Hong Sang-soo, 2011, 79’

“Near the end of Alain Resnais’ masterpiece Muriel, a man sings a music hall chanson about time and memory that mournfully repeats the word déjà to emphasize the rue of those who “fear the future, regret the past.” He could be describing Hong Sang-soo’s aimless characters – “I have nowhe

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In Another Country
Hong Sang-soo, 2012, 89’

“The construction of In Another Country, with its triple role for Isabelle Huppert and its recurring characters, is as much based on the pure experience of the chemistry of feelings (consecutively bringing three women into an a priori identical environment and observing the different rea

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The Day After
Hong Sang-soo, 2017, 92’

“In Hong’s bittersweet sonatas, typically composed of multiple movements, repeated figures and modulating motives, any relationship or situation is susceptible to variability: there can always be another version, another chance, another time.

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Hong Sang-soo, 2017, 69’

« Le 23 novembre à Paris, 15 heures. Je veux parler de quelqu’un. D’un homme de vingt-cinq ans tout au plus. C’est un homme très beau qui veut mourir avant d’être repéré par la mort. Vous l’aimiez. Plus que ça. »

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Hong Sang-soo, 2018, 66’

“The owner of a cafe in a traditional district of Seoul is never shown. But we do discover he likes classical music.