The Novelist's Film [In-Person Only]
Wed Dec 14: 7.30pm PDT
Thu Dec 15: 7.30pm PDT
Fri Dec 16: 7.30pm PDT
Sat Dec 17: 7.30pm PDT
Sun Dec 18: 7.30pm PDT
$13 General Admission
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Junhee (Lee Hyeyoung, last seen in Hongs In Front of Your Face) is a novelist whos grown disenchanted with her own writing. On a trip to see an old friend, she runs into a film director who was set to adapt one of her novels before the project fell through. One chance encounter leads to another and soon she finds herself having lunch with Kilsoo (Kim Minhee), a well-known actress who's also questioning her role as an artist. It's then that Junhee has an epiphany: she will make a film starring Kilsoo. It wont be like other films. It will be the novelists film.
For his 27th feature, Hong holds a mirror up to his own artistic process and asks what exactly it is were looking for from a work of art. As his characters discuss their lives and work and the ways they intertwine, Hong sets down a sort of manifesto for his own inimitable oeuvre before exploding it (or perhaps fully realizing it) in a moving final flourish. With sparkling performances from Lee, Kim and an incredible cast of Hong regulars, The Novelists Film is a summation of Hong's career-long artistic project, even as it signals bold new directions.
"As close as Hong as come to dramatizing his own process." - Dennis Lim, Tale of Cinema
"One of the director's sweetest films, registering ultimately as a touchingly sincere tribute to his life in filmmaking, and to love discovered through art-making." - Matt Turner, Little White Lies
"[Hong's] most openly emotive and personal filmmaking to date palpably life-affirming." - Joshua Minsoo Kim, In Review Online
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