UPDATE 1/23: Showtime has been announced: 7:15 p.m.
Note: Showtime is 7:15 p.m. Running time is 89 minutes. We'll meet in front of the theater beforehand, and anyone who has trouble finding the venue or the group can call Alby at [masked].
The 13th feature by Hong Sang-soo ("The Day He Arrives," "Hahaha") is his first in English and stars Isabelle Huppert, two-time winner of Best Actress honors at the Cannes Film Festival (for 1978's "Violette Noziere" and 2001's "La pianiste").
For those who wish to purchase a discount ticket(s), send $8 per person through PayPal to albertleelim [at] hotmail [dot] com, designating the payment as a gift or payment owed, and please include the title of the movie as a note. Refunds to those who cancel by 5 p.m., Jan. 24.
Synopsis: A young film student, saddled with debt and lying low in a seaside town, writes three scenarios centering on a French woman (Huppert) who arrives in that same town and stirs up trouble with her very presence.
Trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha6PK1cR7uE
Martin Scorsese's introduction to Hong's "Woman Is the Future of Man": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-BttGmnVyw
"Hong Sang-soo’s intricate new comedy of broken romance reaches exquisite heights of self-mocking pathos, painterly finesse, and symbolic density." -- Richard Brody, The New Yorker
"Beguilingly simple, relaxed in its mastery and enhanced by Isabelle Huppert's impeccable poise" -- Maggie Lee, Variety
"Hong clearly enjoyed himself making this diverting piffle, which is beautifully shot and droll in the very best sense of the word. ... (Huppert) is at her radiant, warm, improvisatory best here." -- David Noh, Film Journal International
Official selection of the Cannes, Melbourne, Korean Film Festival in Australia, Toronto, Vancouver, Busan, BFI London, Hawaii, Abu Dhabi, Warsaw, Philadelphia and San Diego Asian film festivals
We'll meet and greet over dinner afterward. (See comments section for details.) Join us!
This event is cross-hosted with The Red Lantern: Bay Area Asian Cinephiles.