Uri Sunhi

V'13

Uri Sunhi

Our Sunhi

Hong Sangsoo
Südkorea, 2013
Fiction, 88min, OmeU

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Uri Sunhi

Hong Sangsoo
Südkorea, 2013
Fiction, 88min, OmeU

Cast: 
Jung Yumi
Sunshi
Lee Sunkyun
Kim Sangjoong
Jung Jaeyoung
Screenplay: 
Hong Sangsoo
Sound: 
Kim Mir
Camera: 
Park Hongyeol
Editor: 
Hahm Sungwon
Composer: 
Jeong Yongjin

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

The titular heroine of OUR SUNHI is the sun around which all of the film's supporting characters orbit. An aspiring filmmaker who is considering moving abroad to continue her studies, Sunhi becomes the object of desire for three different men, two of them older, ostensibly wiser mentor figures, the third an annoying but well-meaning ex-boyfriend. As OUR SUNHI progresses, via extensive, alcohol fuelled conversations, each of these men will make some headway toward their goal of becoming Sunhi’s lover – though no one of them knows to what extent the others share that goal. Once again, Hong skilfully maps out a small social network, one inevitably fraught with struggles over desire, and individuals projecting all sorts of ideas and emotions onto each other. Sunhi, still young, still forming, seems to seek the company of someone who can reflect back to her all the things about herself that she has yet to fully understand. This is what makes OUR SUNHI a true coming-of-age tale – and a witty, insightful one at that. (Giovanna Fulvi)