Read about this film in Cyn Collins’s Daily Planet review, “21 films in 11 days.”
Director: HONG SANSOO
The acclaimed director of Tale of Cinema and Woman Is the Future of Man returns with a comedy drama about love and the complications that develop when one partner is less than candid with the other.
Arrogant ﬁlm director Lee Mun-Ho is dealing with a creative dry spell in his usual way – charming pretty young ladies into tawdry one-night stands while handing out off-season at a seaside resort. He gets more than he bargains for when he seduces the girlfriend of one of his assistants; this particular woman is not so willing to be tossed aside. An insightful portrait of the complexity of relationships and deceptive pretention, Woman on the Beach reafﬁrms Sang-soo Hong’s status as one of the most exciting ﬁgures in the Asian New Wave. (A chance to discover Korean cinema, if you already haven’t.)
SOUTH KOREA • 2006 • 127 MINUTES • DIRECTOR: HONG SANSOO