Hong Sangsoo

Infinite Worlds Possible: Hong Sangsoo’s Right Now, Wrong Then

By Roger Koza / September 22, 2015

Essay By Roger Koza Interview by Francisco Ferreira & Julien Gester Set in Suwon, about 30 kilometres south of Seoul, Hong Sangsoo’s Golden Leopard-winning masterpiece is divided into two sections which are almost exactly the same. Even the opening credits are repeated once the film reboots an hour in, though with one subtle yet noticeable…

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Women Under the Influence: Hong Sangsoo’s Nobody’s Daughter Haewon & Our Sunhi

By Jordan Cronk / August 28, 2013

By Jordan Cronk As an agent for acclimation, alcohol is one of our most proven resources. In the cinema of Hong Sangsoo, it’s less a casual commodity than a conduit for conducive social interaction, a property of both emotionally collateral and physically direct engagement. The characters portrayed in the prolific South Korean auteur’s work drink…

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