Directed by Hong Sang-soo. “Hong Sang-soo does Groundhog Day” (Time Out New York) in this acclaimed film by a Korean master known for his playful, funny-sad narrative experiments. In this one, a former movie director turned pathetic, provincial film professor spends a three-day weekend in Seoul. But each day’s activities—wandering around the city, drinking with bar mates, trying to reconnect with an old girlfriend—are so similar that he seems caught up in an endless loop of disappointment and failure. “Among (Hong’s) very best . . . a strange mixture of magic, mystery, rueful melodrama and dry comedy that’s like absolutely nothing else” –Salon.com.
(South Korea, 2011, subtitles, b&w, 35mm, 79 min.)
Admission is $11; CMA members $8.