HILL OF FREEDOM

Hong Sang-soo

South Korea 66 min. min Fiction

Synopsis

Kwon, a language school instructor, stops by her old workplace and receives a thick envelope addressed to her. A Japanese instructor named Mori had proposed to her two years ago. She turned him down. Mori had immediately gone back to Japan, but now was back in Korea looking for her. The envelope enclosed letters he had written to her during his search through Seoul. After Kwon finishes the first letter in the lobby, she grows faint coming down the staircase and drops the letters. She gathers them off the floor and sees there are no dates on the letters. She now has no way of knowing the order in which they were written.

*Catalan première

Director

Hong Sang-soo

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: The Novelist's Film (2022), Delante de ti (2021, D'A 2022), Introduction (2021), La mujer que escapó (2020, D'A 2021), El hotel a orillas del río (2018, D'A 2019), Grass (2018, D'A 2019), The Day After (2017, D'A 2018), La cámara de Claire (2017, D'A 2018), En la playa sola de noche (2017), Lo tuyo y tú (2016), Ahora sí, antes no (2015, D'A 2016), Hill of Freedom (2014, D’A 2015), Our Sunhi (2013, D'A 2014), Nobody’s Daughter Haewon (2013), En otro país (2012), Oki’s Movie (2010, D’A 2011), Hahaha (2010), Noche y día (2008), Mujer en la playa (2006), La mujer es el futuro del hombre (2004), The Day a Pig Fell into the Well (1996)

Hong Sang-soo

Film information

Int. title: Ja-yu-eui eon-deok
Director: Hong Sang-soo
Script: Hong Sang-soo
Contact: Finecut
With: Ryô Kase, So-ri Moon, Young-hwa Seo, Eui-sung Kim, Yeo-jeong Yoon
Country: South Korea
Year: 2014
Format: DCP
Length: 66 min. min
Language: English | Korean
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2015