Geuk jang jeon (Tale of Cinema) Reviews

February 15, 2021
What are the director's burning concerns? He plays his cards a little too close to the vest. We are all the poorer for it.
October 29, 2019
Tale of Cinema... is nonetheless one of the most remarkable, surreal, and occasionally confusing film-watching experiences you could ever hope to have.
April 21, 2019
"Tale of Cinema" is among the easiest Hong Sang-soo films to watch, and a rather entertaining spectacle that highlights the director's traits in the best way.
March 5, 2012
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.
August 5, 2006
...richly inventive and consistently fascinating filmmaking...
October 8, 2005
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.
October 5, 2005
Captures the elusive, entrancing sway that the finest movies hold over our lives.
October 4, 2005
Hong, who reportedly always carries a notebook with him, is an excellent observer of the minutiae of daily life.
October 3, 2005
September 27, 2005
There is an endearing fluidity to this Korean film about the interplay between movies and life.
September 26, 2005
This one has a sheer simplicity and clarity.
September 20, 2005
Hong Sang-soo, a one-note but compelling Korean auteur, returns to his familiar obsessions with his best results to date here.
September 12, 2005
Hong's film is simply told but resonates with profound meaning.