IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE [blu-ray]
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a film by Hong Sangsoo
2021, 85 minutes
Korean DTS-MA 5.1 | Optional English Subtitles
After years living abroad, former actress Sangok (Lee Hyeyoung) is back in Seoul, staying with her sister Jeongok (Cho Yunhee) in her high-rise apartment. The siblings sleep late, have breakfast in a cafe and visit a restaurant owned by Jeongok's son. But as the details of Sangok's day accrue (a spill on her blouse, an encounter at her childhood home), it becomes clear that there is much she is not revealing. And these mysterious circumstances have something to do with her decision to meet with film director Jaewon (Kwon Haehyo) to discuss her return to acting.
In her first role for Hong, Lee, a prominent theater and screen actress in South Korea, makes a captivating return to the big screen. With In Front of Your Face, Hong suggests that perhaps the most important things in this life are also the most immediate.
- Q&A with Hong Sangsoo from the NYC Opening at Film at Lincoln Center
- Letter to the New York Film Festival (2021, 4 mins)
- Theatrical Trailer
- Booklet featuring essay by Molly Haskell
- Reversible cover art
"Intimate and fluidů [a] serenely passionate deployment of art as resistance to mortality."
-Richard Brody, The New Yorker