Rétrospective

Hong Sangsoo Everyday Echoes

When Korean director Hong Sangsoo started out, he was often compared to French director Éric Rohmer. Both directors are interested in scenes from daily life, people who talk, everyday details.

The depth of their films lies in their apparent simplicity and the insistence on the fact that daily life and human relationships are cinema-worthy material. In both cases, rewatching their films often reveals hidden or deeper layers.

But as his oeuvre grew, with Hong releasing up to three features in some years, Hong became a recognisable ‘auteur’ in his own right. Perhaps most fascinating is Hong’s obsession with repetitions and variations – almost as if to force the audience to rewatch the story even as they are watching the film for the first time. This means that the hidden layers become more apparent even on first viewing. This technique is beautifully illustrated in films such as In Another Country, which has three similar segments, and Right Now, Wrong Then, which proposes the same story twice but with different details. The different parts together suggest the thought processes and inner workings of the characters in a way that a simple telling never could. The devil is in the details.

I make a joke to my cinematographer all the time: Maybe this is too beautiful? Following the characters in the most economical way has a certain beauty. That’s all I’m aiming for.

Programme en avril et mai

Ma 30 | 04 à 18h30 : Oki’s Movie (Okhieui Yeonghwa Corée du Sud 2010 | Hong Sangsoo | vostEN | 80’)

Ma 07 | 05 à 18h30 : On the Beach at Night Alone (Bamui Haebyeoneseo Honja Corée du Sud 2017 | Hong Sangsoo | vostEN | 101’)

Je 09 |05 à 18h30 : In Another Country (Dareun Naraeseo Corée du Sud 2012 | Hong Sangsoo | vostEN | 89’)

Lu 13 | 05 à 19h00 : Tale of Cinema (Geuk jang jeon Corée du Sud 2005 | Hong Sangsoo | vostEN | 89’)

Je 16 | 05 à 18h30 : Right Now, Wrong Then (Jigeumeun matgo geuttaeneun teullida Corée du Sud 2015 | Hong Sangsoo | vostEN | 121')

Lu 20 | 05 à 20h45 : : Oki’s Movie (Okhieui Yeonghwa Corée du Sud 2010 | Hong Sangsoo | vostEN | 80’)

Je 23 | 05 à 20h30 : In Another Country (Dareun Naraeseo Corée du Sud 2012 | Hong Sangsoo | vostEN | 89’)

Me 29 | 05 à 18h30 : Woman is the Future of Man (Yeojaneun namjaui miraeda Corée du Sud 2004 | Hong Sangsoo | vostEN | 87’)

Je 30 | 05 à 20h30 : Right Now, Wrong Then (Jigeumeun matgo geuttaeneun teullida Corée du Sud 2015 | Hong Sangsoo | vostEN | 121')

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