The Films of Hong Sang-soo
The cinema of South Korean director Hong Sang-soo deftly balances two different artistic impulses: one towards playful modernist formalism that makes us aware not just of the film medium itself, but of the filmmaking process and of the mechanics of narrative; and the other towards sheer realism, an approximation of the sprawling, disorderly nature of life itself.
Underlying the complexity of Hong’s work is a profound sense of humor and a fondness for deeply flawed protagonists—characters who muddle through despite their hapless attempts at romantic intimacy. Hong has been compared to such French New Wave directors as Eric Rohmer and Jean-Luc Godard, but he stands alone as a true original.
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