Hong Sang-soo has distinguished himself amongst foreign cinema filmmakers. Premiering many of his works at film festivals like Cannes and Toronto International, and even winning awards at those, the South Korean director has built up a filmography worthy of reflection, something that the Museum of the Moving Image says is “long overdue” with his upcoming retrospective.
Above, the thrilling new trailer for the event highlights many of the director’s tendencies, flashing through simple yet beautiful shots of lovers embracing and friends in a drunken celebration, intercut with lonely men and women wandering the streets. Evocative of the tonal lingering and emotional play of historical art cinema movements, Hong’s work has earned the Museum’s comparison of him to French greats like Éric Rohmer and Alain Resnais.
Per the official release, the museum will showcase the director’s “sixteen features including his earliest works ‘The Day a Pig Fell into the Well’ and ‘The Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors,’ through recent films ‘Hill of Freedom’ and ‘Nobody’s Daughter Haewon’ and others, many of which never received a U.S. release.”
“Tales of Cinema: The Films of Hong Sang-soo” runs from June 3 – 19, 2016, at the Museum of the Moving Image.