OUR SUNHI

Hong Sang-soo

South Korea 90 min Fiction

Synopsis

Sunhi, a film major graduate, visits her school to ask her Professor Choi for a recommendation letter to study in U.S. Knowing the professor favors her, she expects a good recommendation from him. Out from her shell after a long time, Sunhi also ends up meeting two men from her past: Munsu, her ex-boyfriend, and Jaehak, a director who graduated from the same film school.

Through the encounters between Sunhi and the three men, they give each other an ‘advice on life’ with good intentions. The three men who all have strong interests in her are led to guess and define her, unable to tell how she really feels inside. Strangely, the mentioned advices and traits of her are similar and seem to pass from one person to the next. The words of ‘advice on life’ seem doubtable and slip away as the three men’s thoughts on Sunhi become more and more irrelevant.
Eventually, Sunhi gets an excellent letter of recommendation from Professor Choi. She is satisfied with the words of praise, wishing they are true.

* Catalan première

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: U ri Sunhi
Director: Hong Sang-soo
Script: Hong Sang-soo
Contact: FINECUT
With: Jeong Yu-mi, Lee Seon-gyoon, Kim Sang-joong, Jeong Jae-yeong
Country: South Korea
Year: 2013
Format: DCP
Length: 90 min
Language: Korean
Subtitles: Spanish, English
Edition: 2014