HIT THE NIGHT
Winner of two major awards at the 2017 Busan International Film Festival, this indie gem inspired reviewers to hail director Jeong Ga-young as the female Hong Sang-soo. Playing an independent filmmaker much like herself, Jeong invites a handsome young actor (played by Korean-Drama heartthrob Park Jong-hwan) out for drinks under the pretense of interviewing him for her latest project — but her real goal is to get him into bed. As the liquor flows and her questions range from provocative to explicit, the results are flustering (for him), hilarious (for the audience) and, in their frank treatment of female desire, utterly unique in Korean cinema. (Note courtesy of the Freer|Sackler.) DIR/SCR Jeong Ga-young; PROD Kim Jung-Min, Kim Ha-Ni. South Korea, 2017, color, 85 min. In Korean with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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