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a film by Hong Sangsoo

2021, 66 minutes
Korean DTS-MA 2.0 | Optional English Subtitles


    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. Introduction cuts to the essence of who we are as people, like an unexpected hug on a winter's day.

    Special Features

    2021 Berlinale Award Ceremony - Silver Bear for Best Screenplay (Hong Sangsoo acceptance video)
    Theatrical Trailer
    Booklet featuring essay by Lawrence Garcia
    Alternate Cover Art

    Film Reviews

    "Among Hong’s most compulsively rewatchable films.”
    - Richard Brody, The New Yorker

    "Highly satisfying...confounds in its modest ambitions."
    - Kathleen Sachs, Chicago Reader

    “Lucid and elusive. A point of entry into Hong’s sprawling and addictive body of work." 
    - A.O. Scott, The New York Times

    "Scintillating... Radically casual... As bracing as a brief dip in a freezing sea after a rather too soju-soaked luncheon."
    - Jessica Kiang, Variety

    "Satisfying... Fascinating... Mesmerically simple."
    - Matt Turner, Little White Lies