Hong Sang-soo

Seohoi Stephanie Park
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Cannes 2017: Introducing the Korean Filmmakers

Cannes Film Festival 2017 opened amid the usual fanfare last Wednesday. In South Korea, Cannes is showcased as a sign of incredible international prestige for the country when Korean actors and directors are invited. This year, filmmakers Park Chan-wook, Bong Joon-ho, and Hong Sang-soo are featuring prominently in

Se-Woong Koo
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Anger at Adultery Betrays Fear at Fragility of Marriage

In my area of Seoul lives a celebrity — he is an indy singer best known for appearing on a TV variety show some years ago. I often see him at our neighborhood bar when I am going home. But more recently, I saw him walking his dogs with a

Jieun Choi
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Hong Sang-soo Kim Min-hee Affair Leads to Ratings Sabotage

The film won Kim Min-hee a Silver Bear for Best Actress at Berlin International Film Festival. Foreign media loved it. But on South Korean websites, “On the Beach at Night Alone” is being slaughtered before it has even been released. At home, filmmaker Hong Sang-soo’s new work has drawn