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In Front of Your Face

Sunday, Jan 1, 2023 at 3:00 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Hong Sangsoo. 2021, 85 mins. DCP. In Korean with English subtitles. With Lee Hyeyoung, Cho Yunhee, Kwon Haehyo, Shin Seokho, Kim Saebyeok, Ha Seungguk, Seo Younghwa, Lee Eunmi, Kang Yiseo, Kim Siha. One of Hong’s most ruminative and slyly caustic films, In Front of Your Face follows a middle-aged woman who has come back to South Korea after living abroad for many years and following a successful but now largely defunct career as an actor. Hong observes as she reconnects to people with whom she has complicated, in some cases mysterious, relationships, including her younger sister and a shopkeeper, and meets others who might provide a key to future successes, such as a movie director who floats the idea of working with him on a comeback project. Through these encounters, which all take place over the course of 24 hours in Seoul, we get a better understanding of her regrets, desires, and deficiencies, as well as the big, looming secret that promises to change her forever. 

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.

To see all three films by Hong Sangsoo on January 1—Introduction, In Front of Your Face, and The Novelist’s Film—consider purchasing a discounted triple-feature ticket for $25. Order here.