On the Beach at Night Alone (밤의 해변에서 혼자)
Sunday Sep 10 01:00 PM
Sunday Sep 10 07:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00
About the Film:
Part of Korean Cinema 2017
Directed by Hong Sang-soo. South Korea. 2017. Starring Kim Min-hee. Korean with English subtitles. 101 mins.
After an affair with a married man, celebrated actress Young-hee (Kim Min-hee, The Handmaiden) takes time off and travels to Hamburg. In a conversation with a friend she asks herself if her lover will follow her and whether he misses her as much as she misses him. During long walks through wintry parks and along riverbanks, she examines her feelings. Back in Korea, Young-hee meets old friends in the coastal town of Gangneung. Their conversations give vent to minor and major realizations. Afterwards, Young-hee withdraws to a deserted beach, finding solace in nature. The question about the meaning of love is a common theme in all the films of Hong Sang-soo, and yet the answers always slip our grasp. Actress Kim Min-hee won the Silver Bear for Best Actress award at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.
Interesting sidenote: Hong Sang-soo, who is married, is in a relationship with actress Kim Min-hee in real life—which has rocked the Asian press.
This film is presented in conjunction with a free screening of Hong Sang-soo’s previous film Right Now, Wrong Then.
Read the Slant Magazine review.