In the Maze of Love: Hong Sang-soo and Kim Min-hee’s Intricate Tales of Romance — The Nation

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The partnership between the South Korean director and actress in recent years has led to an endlessly analyzable body of films about the darker sides of modern courtship.

— by Kristen Yoonsoo Kim: “Everyone knows who Hong Sang-soo is nowadays,” my mother told me recently over the phone. “Yes, because of the scandal.” A few years ago, his name was all over South Korean gossip sites, but before that, Hong was only a subject of interest for dedicated cinephiles, even in his own country. He had quietly built a reputation as South Korea’s great auteur…

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April 26, 2019


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