The Woman Who Ran
Director: Hong Sang-soo
Stars: Kim Min-hee, Seo Young-hwa, Song Seon-mi, Kim Sae-byuk
Release Date： TBD
Awards： Winner – Silver Bear – Best Director – Berlin Film Festival
The film follows Gamhee (Kim Min-hee), who has three separate encounters with friends while her husband is on a business trip. Youngsoon (Seo Young-wha) is divorced, has given up meat and likes to garden in her backyard. Suyoung (Song Seon-mi) has a crush on her architect neighbor and is being hounded by a young poet she met at the bar. Woojin (Kim Sae-byuk) works for a movie theater. Their meeting is polite, but strained. Before long, their shared history bubbles to the surface.
With characteristic humor and grace, Hong takes a simple premise and spins a web of interconnecting philosophies and coincidences. The Woman Who Ran is a subtle, powerful look at dramas small and large faced by women everywhere.
“A film about everyday interactions lives and dies based on how well these are captured. In this case, Hong does so exquisitely.”
– Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies
Hong made a feature called “Woman is the Future of Man,” but it’s the delightfully slight, slightly delightful “The Woman Who Ran” that assumes that that future is now.
– Jessica Kiang , Variety