“Hong delineates character with the lightest of strokes . . . his extremely long, serene takes provide well-defined time and space for the vast emotional shifts of tiny moments to register.”
—The New Yorker
Hong Sang-soo is one of Korea’s most distinguished arthouse filmmakers on the international stage, with his works screening regularly at Cannes, Berline, Venice and Locarno. He’s often been favorably compared to that great French observer of human foibles, Eric Rohmer. His fifth feature, WOMAN IS THE FUTURE OF MAN, tells of two long-time friends: a filmmaker and a teacher who previously had an affair with the same woman. The friends decide to meet the girl one more time and see what happens.