On The Beach At Night Alone by South Korea master filmmaker Hong Sangsoo will open on November 17th at the Film Society of Lincoln Center[filmlinc.org] and the Metrograph[metrograph.com].
View the new theatrical trailer[youtube.com] and more on On the Beach At Night Alone[cinemaguild.com].
Art imitates life in this quietly devastating masterpiece from Hong Sangsoo. Kim Minhee (The Handmaiden, Right Now, Wrong Then) — in the role that won her the Silver Bear for best actress in Berlin—plays Younghee, an actress reeling in the aftermath of an affair with a married film director. Younghee visits Hamburg then returns to Korea, but as she meets with friends and has her fair share to drink, increasingly startling confessions emerge.
“Poignant and witty… a fascinating sublimation of autobiography into Hong’s precise creative terms.”- Eric Kohn, Indiewire
“As gut-wrenching, funny, and formally freewheeling as anything in recent cinema” – Dan Sullivan, Film Comment
“Hong’s most compelling character to date, which is appropriate, as he knows her best of all.” – Jordan Cronk, Cinema Scope
“As Hong sees it, life is about the bits in-between. It’s a contradiction of sorts, longing for the sublime while celebrating the everyday, but then perhaps therein lays the beauty.” – Rory O’Connor, The Film Stage
“Exceptional” and “Exciting.” – Jessica Kiang, The Playlist