GRASS

Hong Sang-soo

South Korea 66 min. min Catalan premiere

Synopsis

Down an alley where one wouldn’t expect to find such a place, there is a coffeehouse where people sit here and there talking amongst themselves. Opposite the coffeehouse, the owner of a small grocery has planted various kinds of vegetables that sprout up inside large rubber basins. As time passes, the people sitting at different tables grow familiar with each other and start to mix. One woman observes the others and writes down her thoughts. Even as the night grows late, they all remain in the coffeehouse.

Themes

LoveAsian Cinema

Filmmaker

Hong Sangsoo

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 thirty 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. He is also one of the inescapable names of D’A Film Festival Barcelona.

 

Filmography: A Traveler's Needs (2024), In Our Day (2023, D'A 2024), In Water (2023, D'A 2024), 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 (2000), The Power of Kangwon Province (1998), The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (1996)

Hong Sangsoo

Film information

Original Title: Pul-lip-deul
Director: Hong Sang-soo
Script: Hong Sang-soo
Contact: Finecut
With: Kim Min-hee, Jung Jin-young, Ki Joo-bon, Seo Young-Hwa
Country: South Korea
Year: 2017
Format: DCP
Length: 66 min. min
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Catalan
Edition: 2019