On the Beach at Night Alone (Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja) | Denver Film Society | Hong Sang-soo | South Korea

On the Beach at Night Alone

Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja

Hong Sang-soo

Korean, English, GermanEnglish SubtitlesSouth Korea2017101 min

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Overview

Art imitates life in this haunting drama about an actress reeling in the aftermath of an affair with a married filmmaker: it's based on director Hong Sang-soo's own relationship with star Kim Minhee, which caused a media frenzy in their native South Korea. Kim won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at this year's Berlinale for her role as Younghee, who returns to Gangneung after escaping to Hamburg in an attempt to pick up the pieces—only to find herself spending one too many late nights making one too many startling confessions.

No stranger to mining his own experience for his films, Hong (Night and Day, DFF31; see also The Day After, playing in this year's festival) confronts his personal life with a newfound emotional directness here—drawing an incredibly raw and vulnerable performance from Kim in the process. It's one of the more remarkable director-actor collaborations in recent cinema.

Producer: Sang-soo Hong | Editor: Sung-Won Hahm | Cinematographer: Park Hongyeol, Hyung-ku Kim | Screenwriter: Sang-soo Hong
Cast: Min-hee Kim, Young-hwa Seo, Jae-yeong Jeong, Seong-kun Mun, Hae-hyo Kwon

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