In Water

Hong Sangsoo

Direccions South Korea 61 min Catalan premiere Fiction


A young man who previously focused on acting suddenly decides to test his creativity, setting out to direct a short film with his own money. Together with two former classmates he arrives at a large island known for its rocks and wind. Not sure what he wants to shoot, the young man goes out wandering here and there with the other two for the entire day. Then on the coast he sees a woman picking up trash on her own, and impressed by her volunteer effort, he has a short conversation with her. Finally, thanks to that meeting he is able to create a story…

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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

Int. title: In Water
Director: Hong Sangsoo
Script: Hong Sangsoo
Contact: Atalante Cinema
With: Shin Seokho, Ha Seongguk, Kim Seungyun, Kim Minhee
Country: South Korea
Year: 2023
Format: DCP
Length: 61 min
Language: Korean
Subtitles: Catalan



In Water