Director: Hong Sangsoo Run Time: 66 min. Rating: Not Rated Language: Korean
Youngho (Shin Seokho) goes to see his father who is tending to a famous patient. He surprises his girlfriend, Juwon (Park Miso), in Berlin where she is studying fashion design. He goes to a seaside hotel to meet his mother and brings his friend Jeongsoo (Ha Seongguk) with him. In each instance, he anticipates an important conversation. But sometimes a shared look, or a shared smoke, can mean as much as anything we could say to those close to us.
For his twenty-fifth feature as director (and his first as cinematographer), Hong Sangsoo offers a simple tale of young people on the edge of adulthood. Through their various encounters—with parents, friends and parents’ friends—Youngho and Juwon are left to wonder: “Will we be okay?”
World Cinema, Drama
“There is an unmistakable and mature film-making language on display: a simplicity and charm.” Peter Bradshaw, Guardian