In a rural school in the middle of the mountains, a girl who is starting to become a woman feels the profound need to discover her true identity. She does not know who her father is and she... See full summary »
Paula Galinelli Hertzog,
It's early summer and Agathe is back in France, at home in Montreuil. She has to get over her husband's death and return to her work as a film director. The unexpected arrival at her house ... See full summary »
What is peace? What is coexistence? And what are the basis for them? PEACE is a visual-essay-like observational documentary, which contemplates these questions by observing the daily lives ... See full summary »
Anna Hallgrimsdottir lives in Reykjavik with her two sons. Fed up with the coldness of Iceland, she decides to sell her business to be able to move out of the country. Her business, selling... See full summary »
In response to the Fukushima disaster, Yama-san is running an election campaign with an anti-nuclear message. But unlike last time, he has no money, no machine, no nothing. Does he even ... See full summary »
While in San Francisco for the promotion of her last film in October 1967, Agnès Varda, tipped by her friend Tom Luddy, gets to know a relative she had never heard of before, Jean Varda, ... See full summary »
On October 9th, 1972 an exhibition of John Lennon/Yoko Ono's art, designed by the Master of the Fluxus movement, George Maciunas, opened at the Syracuse Museum of Art, curated by David Ross... See full summary »
This film is about a young woman who suffered a deep depression, the only way to deal with it is binge drinking and chain smoking. But when the Korean government raised the prices of cigarettes so high that she simply couldn't afford the price hikes, she decided to give up her house and used the money to keep buying cigarettes and liquor. By losing her house, she thought she could ask her friends one by one to sleep in their own rooms in turns. But her wishful thinking would be a tough test between her and her friends. When reality became a daily difficulty to deal with regularly, there might no friendship can survive or, vice versa?Written by
I think this film can be compared with 'Roma'. Its not so much the telling of a story - but there is a story - as a well crafted observation of life. Through the eyes of the main protagonist, Mi-So, we see how a group of friends from University, have both moved on it their lives but yet are imprisoned in and by their new existences. Mi-So makes the decision to give up her tiny apartment and sofa surf at the homes of each her friends and so giving her and us a chance to see into her friends' lives. Each friend is trapped in some way by their life's circumstance - marriages, separations, in-laws, dull jobs, moving back home to live with parents etc. They have all moved on but none have found freedom or real fulfillment. In the end even Mi-So's boyfriend gives up on his dream of being a comic book creator and takes a job off in the Middle East. Mi-So herself either chooses not to move on or cannot and remains somehow true to terms of her own existence. This film is moving, compassionate and joy to watch. If you loved Roma I think you will love this. If you loved Tokyo Story you will love this. A classic
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this