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In Front of Your Face

당신 얼굴 앞에서

Director: HONG Sang-soo (홍상수)

2021|Korea|85min|Language: Korean|Subtitles: Japanese

Date Time Venue
3/15 Tue 19:00 Cine Libre Umeda 3
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LEE Hye-young (이혜영)
CHO Yun-hee (조윤희)
KWON Hae-hyo (권해효)

Sangok (LEE Hye-young), a middle-aged woman, returns to Seoul after many years living in the US. The homecoming for this former actress is less than glamorous as she sleeps on the sofa of her sister Jeongok (CHO Yun-hee) . As the two sisters reconnect in a city that has developed so much it is now alien to Sangok, a tension emerges as it seems the actress is holding something back. The truth only comes out under the influence of alcohol when a filmmaker (KWON Hae-hyo) invites her out.

In Front of Your Face, the 26th film by Hong Sang-soo and was presented at Cannes last year. Acting as writer, director, editor, composer, and cinematographer, he follows his perfected art of drawing profundity from the everyday and the human condition via minimalist brushstrokes of simple camerawork, subtle actions, naturalistic acting, and seemingly simple conversations that conceal profound and surprising revelations about how the characters are facing life.

[Jason MAHER]