Geuk jang jeon (Tale of Cinema) (2005)

Geuk jang jeon (Tale of Cinema)


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South Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo generally tells the same story twice, and his work often involves people working in the film industry. His sixth feature, Tale of Cinema, follows this pattern, but Hong adds a new wrinkle. In the first half, we're introduced to Sang-won (Lee Gi-woo of The Classic), who seems to be a ne'er-do-well, and happens to run into Yong-sil (Eom Ji-weon), whom he had a crush on back when they were in school. While she finishes out her workday, he goes to see a play. The … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International , Drama
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Written By: Sang-soo Hong
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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

There are filmmakers lurking here, and their involvement in the unfolding action highlights Hong's multilayered, self-deprecating self-portrait-and his ambivalent view of a milieu that is inescapably his own.

Full Review… | March 5, 2012
New Yorker
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Hong, who reportedly always carries a notebook with him, is an excellent observer of the minutiae of daily life.

October 4, 2005
Hollywood Reporter
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This one has a sheer simplicity and clarity.

Full Review… | September 26, 2005
Top Critic

...richly inventive and consistently fascinating filmmaking...

Full Review… | August 5, 2006
All Movie Guide

Emotionally honest in its late-bloomer humility... a love-story diptych whose two halves reflect and refract upon one another through the all-seeing eye of film itself.

Full Review… | October 8, 2005
Premiere Magazine

Captures the elusive, entrancing sway that the finest movies hold over our lives.

Full Review… | October 5, 2005
Lessons of Darkness

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