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Home / Hong Sangsoo’s IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE Limited Engagement
After years living abroad, former actress Sangok (Lee Hyeyoung) is back in Seoul, staying with her sister Jeongok (Cho Yunhee) in her high-rise apartment. The siblings sleep late, have breakfast in a cafe and visit a restaurant owned by Jeongok’s son. But as the details of Sangok’s day accrue (a spill on her blouse, an encounter at her childhood home), it becomes clear that there is much she is not revealing. And these mysterious circumstances have something to do with her decision to meet with film director Jaewon (Kwon Haehyo) to discuss her return to acting. In her first role for Hong Sangsoo, Lee, a prominent theater and screen actress in South Korea, makes a captivating return to the big screen. With IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE, Hong suggests that perhaps the most important things in this life are also the most immediate.
“Scintillating… Radically casual… As bracing as a brief dip in a freezing sea after a rather too soju-soaked luncheon.” – Jessica Kiang, Variety
The accompanying series ‘Hong Sangsoo: An American Cinematheque Retrospective‘ includes an array of films from the celebrated Korean filmmaker.
$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)
Los Feliz 3 | Limited Engagement
Aero Theatre | Limited Engagement of IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE
Part of Hong Sangsoo: An American Cinematheque Retrospective
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