In Front of Your Face (2022)

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Director: Hong Sang-soo Run Time: 85 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Cho Yun-hee, Kim Sae-byuk, Kwon Hae-hyo, Lee Hye-young, Shin Seok-ho

Country: South Korea
Language: Korean


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About the film:

Premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. After years living abroad, former actress Sangok is back in Seoul, staying with her sister Jeongok 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 to discuss her return to acting.

“One of the very best films from one of the very best filmmakers working today.”

—Joshua Brunsting, Criterion Cast

About the filmmaker:

Hong Sang Soo is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. Hong made his directorial debut at age 35 with The Day a Pig Fell into the Well (1996). Woman is the Future of Man (2004) was his first film to screen in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. His films have also screened at the Berlin International Film Festival, the Venice Film Festival, and the Locarno Film Festival. He has received the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival for Hahaha, the Silver Leopard Award for Best Director at the 2013 Locarno International Film Festival for Our Sunhi, and the Golden Leopard at the 2015 Locarno International Film Festival for Right Now, Wrong Then. The Woman Who Ran (2020) won him the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival.

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