Yourself and Yours

Dangsinjasingwa Dangsinui Geot

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Synopsis

Young-soo, a down on his luck painter breaks up with his girlfriend, Minjung, after hearing that she has gone back on their pact to give up alcohol. After their separation, Minjung disappears. However, another girl bearing Minjung’s likeness starts appearing at bars, engaging in random encounters with an array of men. Soon it becomes hard to tell if Minjung is one or two, and this sends the men around Minjung into riotous confusion and anxiety.

Director Hong Sang-soo’s offering this year is perhaps his most surrealist film yet, drawing parallels to Luis Bunuel’s The Obscure Object of Desire (1977) within his unique portrait of Korean bohemia. Using dreamlike imagery, Yourself and Yours (2016) confuses in the most playful manner, while providing a light observation on relationships through Hong’s unmistakable brand of existentialist comedy.

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  • web-527-yourselfandyours-director Hong Sang-soo is one of the most prolific proponents of Korean cinema. Ever since his debut feature The Day a Pig Fell into the Well (1996), he has been delighting audiences with a steady output of films immediately recognisable with his casually effective cinematic direction and candid tales of coincidences. Yourself and Yours (2016) is his 18th feature film.
  • Hong Sang-soo
  • Hong Sang-soo
  • Kim Joo-hyuck, Lee You-young, Kwon Hae-hyo, Yu Jun-sang
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