HOTEL BY THE RIVER

HOTEL BY THE RIVER

An old poet staying for free in a riverside hotel summons his two estranged sons. This is because he feels, for no apparent reason, like he’s going to die. After being betrayed by the man she was living with, a young woman gets a room at the hotel. Seeking support, she summons a friend. The poet spends a day with his sons and tries to wrap up the loose ends in his life. But it’s not so easy to do that in one day. But then he sees the young woman and her friend, after a sudden, unbelievably heavy snowfall.

Best Actor in Locarno | Grand Prix Asturias for the Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Actor in Gijón
Catalan premiere
Eligible for: Premi del públic

Hong Sang-soo

Hong Sang-soo

(Seoul, 1960) He made an astounding debut with his first feature film The Day a Pig Fell Into The Well in 1996. Since then, he has directed and written 16 films. Renowned for his unique cinematographic language and unprecedented esthetics in filmmaking, Hong Sang-soo is considered as one of the most established auteurs in contemporary Korean cinema.

FILMOGRAPHY

The Day After (2017), La cámara de Claire (2017), 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)

ALICE T.

Radu Muntean

One of the most outstanding directors of the new wave of Romanian cinema films here an intense moral drama that explores the affective shock between a mother and her adopted daughter.

AMANDA

Mikhaël Hers

Vincent Lacoste offers one of the best performances of his career with this emotional drama about mourning and France hit by violence, far from all sentimentality. An essential film.

ASAKO I & II

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

The winner of the public prize at D'A 2016 released his latest film at the official section of Cannes with this story of youthful love that is becoming increasingly obscure and disturbing.