Hotel by the River
aka Gangbyeon hotel First screened in April 2019
Director: Hong Sang-soo. Cast: Ki Joo-bong, Kwon Hae-hyo, Yoo Joon-sang, Kim Min-hee, Song Seon-mi, Park Lan, Shin Seok-ho. Screenplay: Hong Sang-soo. Twitter Capsule:
Just as I'd made a leap forward with Hong! Vague, mawkish, redundant. If Woody Allen made this, we'd all sneer.
I appreciate subtleties that emerge on reflection, and Hong's ability to coax metaphors from spare surfaces. But this remains suspiciously thin.