The Power of Kangwon Province (1998)

  • Restoration
  • 1h 50m
  • South Korea

Hong Sangsoo followed his acclaimed 1996 debut, The Day a Pig Fell into the Well, with this understated diptych concerning a popular retreat in Kangwon, a mountainous region near Seoul. At first, the film centers on the recently single Jisook, who joins two friends on vacation and falls into a romantic entanglement with a local policeman. Then, the focus shifts to a listless professor, Sangkwon, visiting Kangwon at the same time as Jisook. Already in his sophomore feature, Hong’s soon-to-be signatures of knotted affairs and boozy small talk unfold across a bold yet unassuming structural experiment that invites multiple viewings. New 2K restoration. A Grasshopper Film release.

Director

Hong Sangsoo

Language

Korean

Subtitles

English

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