Najeneun deopgo bameneun chupgo

Hot in Day, Cold at Night
Tender and quietly cutting, Najeneun deopgo bameneun chupgo is the second feature by South Korean filmmaking couple Park Song-yeol and Won Hyangra. An unadorned drama with hints of deadpan, nearly absurd comedy – directed by Park and co-written by the pair, who also play the roles of the two leads and handled editing duties – the narrative follows a couple struggling to make ends meet over several months. A quietly cumulative film of minutiae, we watch the two apply for and stumble through small jobs, clip coupons, discuss overdue bills, overextend credit cards, justify splurges they cannot afford and exchange stashed-away foreign currency. Eventually, the demands are enough to rupture the couple’s sense of solidarity and shared responsibility, forcing them into secret loans and arrangements that risk upsetting the few elements of stability they can count on. Shot in parks, cars and apartments with an economy of scale appropriate to the narrative, Najeneun deopgo bameneun chupgo acutely captures the feeling of a hand-to-mouth existence and announces the arrival of two inspiring new voices in Korean independent cinema.
by Park Song-yeol
with Won Hyang-ra, Park Song-yeol, Shin Won-woo, Lee Ji-yeon, Son Min-hui, Lee Tae-ri, Kim Hyo-jin, Seo Chul
Republic of Korea 2021 Korean 90’ Colour

With

  • Won Hyang-ra
  • Park Song-yeol
  • Shin Won-woo
  • Lee Ji-yeon
  • Son Min-hui
  • Lee Tae-ri
  • Kim Hyo-jin
  • Seo Chul

Crew

Director Park Song-yeol
Written by Park Song-yeol, Won Hyang-ra
Cinematography Park Song-yeol
Editing Park Song-yeol, Won Hyang-ra
Sound Design Park Song-yeol
Sound Park Song-yeol, Ryu Han-gyu
Casting Won Hyang-ra
Executive Producer Won Hyang-ra
Producer Won Hyang-ra
Co-Producer Park Song-yeol

Produced by

Saranghaja

Park Song-yeol

Born in 1981 in Seongnam, South Korea. He studied film. His debut film Ga kkeum gureum was released in 2018. Najeneun deopgo bameneun chupgo is his second feature-length work.

Filmography

2013 Bam gwa kkum (Night and Dreams); 16 min. 2018 Ga kkeum gureum (Can We Just Love); 70 min. 2021 Najeneun deopgo bameneun chupgo (Hot in Day, Cold at Night); 90 min.

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2022