World Cinema


  • Description
  • Synonymous with the explosion of South Korean cinema's vital achievements, exacting iconoclast Hong Sang·soo's growing body of increasingly playful, yet structurally inventive creations comes to AF! FEST in the farm of not one but two new intriguing films to savor. The program begins with this year's recipient of the Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard award, HAHAHA Before departing from Korea, a filmmaker meets up with a close friend for farewell drinks. Upon discovering they both have recently returned from the same spiritual seaside town, the duo agrees to swap fond memories for each sip . As the simple stories unfold in flashback, only the audience can realize that the accounts of both men take place at the same time, and with the same people. Delicately sculpting a potent swirl of chance encounters, nostalgia, heartbreak and grace with composed irreverence, Hong delivers his most sincere work yet.

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