Chun-su offers two interpretations of Hee-jung’s work. In the first, he commends her for daring to take an unknown path to discover the “hidden things laying at the surface of our lives.” The second reverses the earlier praise. Instead of displaying courage, he says, the painting provides a way of concealing her feelings. Both are right and both are wrong, depending on how you look into the prism of Hong’s beguiling film.
January 03, 2017