Directed by Sang-soo Hong and released in its home country of South Korea in 2013.
Much better than both of last years efforts by Sang-soo Hong (In Another Country and Nobody’s Daughter Haewon). With this trio of films, Hong has reverted back to a device he had seemingly forgotten of putting females at the forefront of his films. Regardless of this he still uses the same themes that are evident in all of his films: troubled relationships, reuniting with old friends who were never really on good terms and alcoholism (which doesn’t really play a major part here, but it only induces more truth out of the characters just as it should do).
The finale is one of my favourites in any of Hong’s films but as an overall piece it definitely stands out from his more recent work as one of his best and most well-crafted pieces thanks to the work he has done here on the characters; and that is not even to mention the beautiful cinematography which marvels anything he has done since the mid-2000s in regards to that technical aspect. Hong Sang-soo done did it again.