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Sunday, Jan 1, 2023 at 1:00 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Hong Sangsoo. 2021, 66 mins. DCP. In Korean with English subtitles. With Shin Seokho, Park Miso, Kim Youngho, Ki Joobong, Seo Younghwa, Kim Minhee, Cho Yunhee, Ye Jiwon, Ha Seongguk. Hong’s deceptively complicated comic drama focuses on the sometimes seemingly irreconcilable generation gaps that keep uncomfortable distances between parents and children. Delicately playing with time as only he can, the prolific South Korean writer-director here tells a story of thwarted meetings and agonized communication, focusing on a young man, Youngho (Shin), who has been summoned to see his intimidating doctor father, leaving his girlfriend, Juwon (Park) outside to wait. The film then transitions to Berlin, where Juwon lives with her mother, who introduces her to an artist friend (Kim Minhee) who could be helpful to her. In the space between—and following—these meetings, Hong creates a rich world of mundanity and possibility, in which relationships and professional aspirations are often connected, and no future is certain. 

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.