Glasgow

Scattered Night

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Director: Lee Jihyoung and Kim Sol
Cast: Moon Seunga, Choi Junwoo, Kim Hyeyoung, Lim Hojun
Cert 12, 81mins, 2019

When Su-min (a remarkably nuanced debut from Moon Seungah) and her brother Jin-ho (Choi Joonwoo) are told by their parents that they will soon divorce, they are given an impossible choice. Each can only live with one parent. They must decide for themselves who they would prefer. Resolutely optimistic, Sumin attempts to convince her parents to go on a family trip, believing that if they can put the pressure of work aside for just one weekend, they will see a future together and call off the divorce. Told with absolute honesty and compassion, Su-min’s young endearingly positive perspective collides with the unfathomable complexities, confusion and cruelties of the adult world. This diamond sharp minimalist gem joins the ranks of great films about childhood.

Glasgow Film Theatre, 19 Nov 2019 8:15 pm

Grass

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Director: Hong Sangsoo
Cast: Kim Minhee, Jung Jinyoung, Ki Joobong, Seo Younghwa
Cert 15, 66mins, 2017

Episodic, meandering and offering the mere ghost of a narrative, the film, too, is neither this nor that - but the apparent simplicity of Hong's monochromatic long takes conceals a theatricalised artifice whose players may merely be A-reum's fictions, or even lost souls.

This screening will be introduced by David Martin-Jones. David Martin-Jones is a professor in Film and Television Studies, University of Glasgow.

Glasgow Film Theatre, 24 Nov 2019 5:30 pm