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First screened in March 2011 / Most recently screened in December 2018
Director: Lee Chang-dong. Cast: Yun Jeong-hie, Lee Da-wit, Kim Hee-ra, Ahn Nae-sang, Kim Yong-taek. Screenplay: Lee Chang-dong.

Twitter Capsule: (2011) Despite precious, diffuse, and familiar passages, overall effect is poignant and eerily unnerving. Yun amazes. Bracing end.

Second Capsule: (2018) One river, several currents; so many strands braiding, unraveling. Yun's face, Lee's shots hold the screen with authority.

VOR:   Such a multi-threaded film, designed to circle and sprawl, yet it distills a major director and one track of an elite national cinema to their essences.

Photo © 2010 UniKorea Pictures/Pine House Films, © 2011 Kino International

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

(in March 2011: B+)

Cannes Film Festival: Best Screenplay; Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Special Mention)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Actress (Yun)

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