Hahaha (image 1)

A featherweight, auteur-stamped rom-com, with the men pickled in alcohol and hopelessly bumbling, and the women mercurial, capricious, and often right.

Melissa Anderson, Artforum

Screened as part of NZIFF 2010

Hahaha 2010

Directed by Hong Sang-soo

This wry rom-com from Festival regular Hong Sang-soo took the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes in May. “A midsummer night (and day) sex comedy… as tangy and refreshing as sangria.” — Hollywood Reporter

South Korea In Korean with English subtitles
116 minutes Colour and B&W

Director, Screenplay

Producer

Kim Kyoung-hee

Photography

Park Hong-yeol

Editor

Hahm Sung-won

Music

Jeong Yong-jin

With

Kim Sang-kyung (Jo Mun-kyung)
,
Yu Jun-sang (Bang Jung-shik)
,
Moon So-ri (Wang Seon-gok)

Festivals

Cannes (Un Certain Regard) 2010

Awards

Un Certain Regard Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2010

Elsewhere

This brand new film from Festival regular Hong Sang-soo took the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes in May. “As tangy and refreshing as sangria… Basking in the sunny, relaxed mood of its cleverly punning title – which means ‘Summer, Summer, Summer’ in Korean – Hahaha is a midsummer night (and day) sex comedy that sees director Hong Sang-soo at his most good-humored and tolerant… As ever, booze and sex are the overt or covert agendas of almost every situation… A director and a film critic drink and trade pleasant memories of a brief stay in a small seaside town, not realizing that they were in the same places with the same people at nearly the same time. But amid the male protagonists’ intellectual pretensions, egocentric self-delusions and loutish lust for women, there is an ever so gentle move toward self-reflection and even an impulse (however fleeting) to make others (rather than just themselves) happy.” — Maggie Lee, Hollywood Reporter