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WOMAN ON THE BEACH

Haebyeoneui Yeoin | 해변의 여인

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Directed by Hong Sang-soo
South Korea, 2006
Romance, Comedy, Drama
      Korean
      English

Synopsis

After a creatively blocked filmmaker, Jung-rae, convinces his friend to join him on a brief holiday to finish a script, he begins an affair with the friend’s girlfriend, Mun-suk. Later, Jung-rae returns to the beach and meets Sun-hee, a woman who resembles Mun-suk.

Our take

Presented in a new restoration, Woman on the Beach opened Hong Sang-soo’s world to female characters, prefiguring his collaborations with Kim Min-hee. Subtly comedic and profoundly revealing about relationships between the genders, the film also pokes fun at the self-important artist at its center.

Synopsis

After a creatively blocked filmmaker, Jung-rae, convinces his friend to join him on a brief holiday to finish a script, he begins an affair with the friend’s girlfriend, Mun-suk. Later, Jung-rae returns to the beach and meets Sun-hee, a woman who resembles Mun-suk.

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Woman on the BeachDirected byHong Sang-soo
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Awards & Festivals

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Berlin International Film Festival
2007
Indiewire Critics' Poll
2006 | Winner: Best Undistributed Film
Mar del Plata International Film Festival
2007 | Winner: Best Director

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