Oki’s Movie (image 1)

Ambiguities and ironies abound in a characteristically wry, witty, prismatic tale.

Geoff Andrew, Time Out

Screened as part of NZIFF 2011

Oki’s Movie 2010

Okhuiui yeonghwa

Directed by Hong Sang-soo

Festival favourite Hong Sang-soo returns with a playful, supremely droll, multi-part comedy that finds the self-reflexive auteur in inspired form.

South Korea In Korean with English subtitles
80 minutes

Director, Screenplay

Producer

Kim Kyoung-hee

Photography

Park Hong-yeol
,
Jee Yune-jeong

Editor

Hahm Sung-won

Music

We Zong-yun

With

Lee Sun-kyun (Jingu)
,
Jung Yumi (Oki)
,
Moon Sung-keun (Professor Song)

Festivals

Venice, Toronto, New York, Vancouver, London 2010

Elsewhere

Shifting between past and present, reality and fiction, Hong divides his film into several short films that chronicle the fumbling amorous and professional entanglements of young director Jingu, his film school professor Song, and fellow student Oki. Jingu pathetically pursues Oki, who herself is secretly having an affair with Song. Oki caps this inglorious love triangle with her own movie, laying bare the ‘guilt and exhilaration’ of her affairs with both Jingu and Song. — MM

“As you’d expect from Hong Sang-soo, much soju is drunk, neurotic insecurity proliferates, and the chasm between men’s and women’s experiences opens pretty wide. Of course, it’s all done with sardonic wit, laugh-out-loud humour, wry embarrassment... and an ironic touch of Elgar.” — Tony Rayns, Vancouver International Film Festival