In her new film, Songs From the North, Soon-Mi Yoo mines the land of memory, and the dormant conflicts and sorrows that bind the people of North and South Korea.
Hong Sang Soo’s Our Sunhi, which screens at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on February 17, is a profound and playful meditation on narrative and lovers’ discourse.
Director Hong Sang-soo talks about process, collaboration, and drinking, without wasting a syllable.
Clinton Krute peers into the inscrutable world of filmmaker Hong Sang-soo, exploring the puzzles of The Day He Arrives.
Park Jung-bum’s debut feature The Journals of Musan won the Best New Narrative Director Award at the Tribeca Film Festival. Watch Liza Béar’s video interview with the filmmaker.
Brenda Wineapple, author of the new Emily Dickinson biography White Heat, recently spoke on “nudging narrative,” the massive effort needed to create a “biological narrative” out of the messy stuff of life.
“Even though my films don’t deal with any specific political agenda, the reason I have this through-line of violence is due to the events I witnessed as a college student, and the fear and pain I felt during those times.” Park Chanwook
With the release this spring of Lady Vengeance, a kidnapping tale rendered in grim, minimalist tones and featuring seat-squirming violence, Korean director Park Chanwook ties up his methodically and ambitiously conceived revenge trilogy (with Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, 2001, and Oldboy, 2003).