Hahaha + Intro
Director: Hong Sang-soo
Cast: Kim Sang-kyung, Moon So-ri, Yu Jun-sang, Yea Ji-won, Kim Kang-woo
Cert 18, 116mins, 2010
Prize of Un Certain Regard
Cannes Film Festival
Filmmaker Cho Moon-kyung (Kim Sang-kyung) plans to leave Seoul to live in Canada. Some days before his departure, he meets with his close friend Bang Jung-shik (Yu Jun-sang) at a nearby mountain to drink makgeolli (a Korean traditional alcoholic beverage made from rice). After a few rounds, they discover that they both recently have been to the small seaside town of Tongyeong; as the drinks flow they agree to reveal their stories from their trips on the condition that they only speak about “good” memories. Not realising that they were in the same place, at the same time, with the same people, without ever running into each other Moon-kyung and Jung-shik’s reminiscence of the hot summer in Tongyeong unfolds… This idiosyncratic, humourous 10th feature by Hong Sang-soo won the Prix Un Certain Regard in 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
*This screening will be introduced by Kate Taylor, Film Programmer at the BFI London Film Festival, who will discuss why Hong Sang-soo has the best sense of humour in contemporary cinema.
KCCUK, 16 Jun 2016 7:00 pm