Director: Hong Sang-soo
Section: World Cinema
Country: South Korea | Year: 2017
Language(s): Korean | Time: 66 mins
Down an alley where one wouldn’t expect to find such a place, there is a coffeehouse where people sit here and there talking among themselves. Opposite the coffeehouse, the owner of a small grocery has planted various kinds of vegetables that sprout inside large rubber basins. As time passes, the people sitting at different tables grow familiar with each other and start to mix. One woman observes the others and writes down her thoughts. Even as the night grows late, they all remain in the coffeehouse.
Hong Sang-soo made his debut in 1996 with the feature The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well. Since then, he’s written and directed 21 films. Renowned for his unique cinematographic language and unprecedented aesthetics in filmmaking, Sang-soo is considered one of the most established auteurs in contemporary Korean cinema.