By mistake, film director Ham Chunsu arrives in Suwon a day early. With time to kill before his lecture the next day, Chunsu stops by a restored, old palace and meets an artist named Yoon Heejung. Together, they go to Heejung’s workshop to look at her paintings, have Sushi with Soju for dinner, and get close. Later, they go to another café and have more drinks with Heejung’s acquaintances. When asked if he is married, Chunsu is forced to reveal the fact that he is, and Heejung gets deeply disappointed…
In the second part of the film, a similar story of “meeting and parting” unfolds. Here, the woman’s voice seems intimidated and her body crouched. The man and the woman go about to the same places, but this time the man strips himself and what not. Catalan première.
An essential name in contemporary cinema and a regular at major festivals, Sang-soo debuted in 1996 with The Day a Pig Fell into the Well and since then has written and directed more than twenty feature films. His cinema, with a simple appearance and a traditional spirit, exudes a humanism that has captivated audiences around the world and has led him to win, among others, the award for Best Direction in Locarno, Berlin and San Sebastián.
Filmography: In Water (2023), Walk Up (2022, D’A 2023), The Novelist's Film (2022), In Front of Your Face (2021, D'A 2022), Introduction (2021), The Woman Who Ran (2020, D'A 2021), Hotel by the River (2018, D'A 2019), Grass (2018, D'A 2019), The Day After (2017, D'A 2018), Claire's Camera (2017, D'A 2018), On the Beach at Night Alone (2017), Yourself and Yours (2016), Right Now, Wrong Then (2015, D'A 2016), Hill of Freedom (2014, D’A 2015), Our Sunhi (2013, D'A 2014), Nobody’s Daughter Haewon (2013), In Another Country (2012), The Day He Arrives (2011), List (short film, 2011), Oki’s Movie (2010, D’A 2011), Hahaha (2010), Visitors (co-directed, 2009), Like You Know It All (2009), Night and Day (2008), Woman on the Beach (2006), Tale of Cinema (2005), Woman is the Future of Man (2004), Turning Gate (2002), Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (200