On the Beach at Night Alone • 밤의 해변에서 혼자
Saturday Sep 22 01:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00
About the Film:
Part of Korean Cinema • 한국 영화제
Directed by Hong Sang-soo. South Korea. 2017. Korean with English subtitles. 101 mins. Starring Kim Min-hee, Seo Young-hwa, Kwon Hae-hyo, and Jung Jae-Young.
After an affair with a married man, celebrated actress Young-hee (Kim Min-hee, The Handmaiden) takes time off and travels to Hamburg. 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. Anyone who has lost themselves in pondering the meaning of love will appreciate this film. Actress Kim Min-hee won the Silver Bear for Best Actress award at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.
"’On the Beach' feels more raw and personal than some of Mr. Hong's other work." —A.O. Scott, The New York Times
"There's a dark romanticism powering Hong Sangsoo's furious, tautly controlled, yet coolly comedic drama." —Richard Brody, The New Yorker
"Poignant and witty... a fascinating sublimation of autobiography into Hong’s precise creative terms." —Eric Kohn, Indiewire