Archive of films Introduction / Inteurodeoksyeon

South Korea
2020, 66 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2021

In his latest look at ordinary life situations, Hong Sangsoo touches lightly on the line separating reality from acting and dream. Between cigarette breaks and polite formalities, this winner of the Best Screenplay award in Berlin slowly piles on the weight of ambiguity where even an innocent embrace between a man and a woman can prove fateful.


Synopsis

Youngho comes to visit his father at his clinic, but spends his time waiting. Juwon moves to Berlin to study fashion design and finds a room in the apartment of her mother’s friend. Two seemingly unrelated stories. Or do they have something in common? In Hong Sangsoo’s latest look at ordinary life situations, each episode represents a new beginning. The winner of the Best Screenplay award in Berlin, Introduction touches lightly on the line separating reality from acting and dream. Encounters framed by cigarette breaks initially feel like mere polite formalities. Slowly, however, the film piles on the weight of ambiguity where even an innocent embrace between a man and a woman can prove fateful.

Ondřej Pavlík

About the director

Hong Sangsoo (1960, Seoul, Korea). Selected filmography: Woman is the Future of Man (Yeojaneun namjaui miraeda, 2004), A Tale of Cinema (Geuk jang jeon, 2005), HAHAHA (2010), The Day He Arrives (Bookchon banghyang, 2011), In Another Country (Dareun naraesuh, 2012), The Day After (Geuhu, 2017), Hotel by the River (Gangbyeon hotel, 2018), Introduction (Inteurodeoksyeon, 2020).

Contacts

Finecut Co., Ltd
Patio House #102 (Bldg. C), 22-14 Bongeunsa-ro 26-gil, Gangnam-gu, 135-907, Seoul
Korea (Republic of)
Tel: +82 256 987 77
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E-mail: [email protected]
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About the film

Black & white, DCP

Section: Horizons
   
Director: Hong Sangsoo
Screenplay: Hong Sangsoo
Dir. of Photography: Hong Sangsoo
Music: Hong Sangsoo
Editor: Hong Sangsoo
Producer: Hong Sangsoo
Production: Jeonwonsa Film Co. Production
Cast: Shin Seokho, Park Miso, Kim Youngho, Ki Joobong, Seo Younghwa, Kim Minhee, Cho Yunhee, Ye Jiwon, Ha Seongguk
Sales: Finecut Co., Ltd
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