Dennis Lim is a film curator, teacher, and writer. He is currently the artistic director of the New York Film Festival and was director of programming at Film at Lincoln Center from 2013 to 2022. His most recent monograph, Tale of Cinema, focuses on that film, screening at 8:30, to explore Hong’s oeuvre. There will be a book signing prior to this screening, at 6:00.
Lee Sun-kyun, Jung Yu-mi, Moon Sung-geun, Seo Young-hwa,
A film school provides the appropriate landscape for Hong’s playful treatise on points of view in both cinema and love, which unspools across different short films designed to spotlight each major character’s perspective. An alternatively baffling, bumbling, or buffoonish young film director; an older and possibly wiser professor; and the young student who is loved, or loves, both: all have their tale to tell, with the pomp and circumstance of film school—disastrous screenings, worse conversation—captured with wince-inducing perfection. A “casually brilliant feat of storytelling, akin to an ingeniously wrought suite of literary short fiction” (Nicolas Rapold, New York Times).
- Hong Sangsoo
- Ji Yoon-jung
- Park Hong-yeol
- with English subtitles
- 80 mins
- Cinema Guild