VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja

V' 17

Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja

On the Beach at Night Alone

Hong Sangsoo
Südkorea, 2017
Fiction, 101min, OmeU

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Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja

Hong Sangsoo
Südkorea, 2017
Fiction, 101min, OmeU

Actors: 
Kim Minhee
Younghee
Seo Younghwa
Jeeyoung
Jung Jaeyoung
Myungsoo
Moon Sungkeun
Sangwon
Kwon Haehyo
Chunwoo
Screenplay: 
Hong Sangsoo
Sound: 
Kim Mir
Song Yeajin
Camera: 
Kim Hyungkoo
Park Hongyeol
Editor: 
Hahm Sungwon

Production: 
Jeonwonsa Film
World Sales: 
Finecut
Format: 
DCP
Color

A melancholy air blows through every haunted frame of Hong Sangsoo’s film and it’s a feeling wholly appropriate to evoking the headspace of its main character, Younghee. A former actress currently taking a professional break after an affair with a married filmmaker ended badly, Younghee is seen in the film’s first part wandering around Hamburg with an older friend, Jee-young, talking about their romantic desires and regrets with remarkable frankness. And the second part sees Younghee meeting with various friends back in her home city of Gangneung, in a series of scenes which reveal the character’s volatile mix of burning resentment and brutal self-awareness.
Much of the fascination of BAMUI HAEBYUN-EOSEO HONJA lies in seeing Younghee, in these two different settings, internally trying to work out a way to move on from her heartbreak. (Fujishima Kenji)