Inteurodeoksyeon

Introduction
Youngho is summoned by his father, who is a doctor. Finding him busy with his patients, one of whom is a famous actor, Youngho has to wait. When his girlfriend Juwon moves to Berlin for her studies, Youngho shows up in the city to surprise her. Through her mother, Juwon has found accommodation at the home of an artist whose beauty intimidates her. Some time later, Youngho goes to lunch with his mother who wants to introduce him to a colleague – it is the same man Youngho met at his father’s clinic. Youngho asks his friend Jeongsoo to accompany him, and after lunch they go to the beach. Youngho falls asleep, and dreams of Juwon. When he wakes up, he braves the considerable cold and goes swimming, while Jeongsoo watches.
For the second year in a row, Hong Sangsoo returns to the Berlinale’s Competition with a film akin to the art of the aphorism: a poetic, philosophical gem. Two mothers attempt to introduce their children to life, but their offspring have decided to write their own introduction. That’s life, and, like all masters imbued with wisdom and wit, Hong appears to be speaking through the old actor when the latter tells Youngho, “However small, there’s nothing but good!”
by Hong Sangsoo
with Shin Seokho, Park Miso, Kim Youngho, Ki Joobong, Seo Younghwa
Republic of Korea 2020 Korean,  Subtitles: German,  English 66’ Black/White

With

  • Shin Seokho (Youngho)
  • Park Miso (Juwon)
  • Kim Youngho (Father)
  • Ki Joobong (Old Actor)
  • Seo Younghwa (Juwon’s Mother)
  • Kim Minhee (Painter)
  • Cho Yunhee (Youngho’s Mother)
  • Ye Jiwon (Nurse)
  • Ha Seongguk (Youngho’s Friend Jeongsoo)

Crew

Written and Directed byHong Sangsoo
CinematographyHong Sangsoo
EditingHong Sangsoo
MusicHong Sangsoo
SoundSeo Jihoon
Production ManagerKim Minhee
ProducerHong Sangsoo

Produced by

Jeonwonsa

Seoul, Republic of Korea

+82 2 5698777

World sales

Finecut

Seoul, Republic of Korea

+82 2 5698777

Hong Sangsoo

Born in Seoul, South Korea in 1960. Since 1996, he has written and directed 24 films, four of which have already been invited to the Berlinale Competition, including most recently The Woman Who Ran in 2020.

Filmography (selection)

1996 Daijiga umule pajinnal (The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well) 1998 Kangwon-do ui him (The Power of Kangwon Province) 2000 Oh soo-jung (Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors) 2002 Saenghwalui balgyeon (Turning Gate) 2004 Yeojaneun namjaui miraeda (Woman Is the Future of Man) 2005 Geuk jang jeon (A Tale of Cinema) 2006 Haebyuneui Yeoin (Woman on the Beach) 2008 Bam gua nat (Night and Day) 2009 Jal al-ji-do mot-ha-myeon-seo (Like You Know It All) 2010 Hahaha · Ok-hui-ui yeonghwa (Oki’s Movie) 2011 Book-chon-bang-hyang (The Day He Arrives) 2012 Da-reun na-ra-e-seo (In Another Country) 2013 Nugu-ui ttal-do anin haewon (Nobody’s Daughter Haewon) · U ri sunhi (Our Sunhi) 2014 Jayueui onduk (Hill of Freedom) 2015 Jigeumeun matgo geuttaeneun teullida (Right Now, Wrong Then) 2016 Dangsinjasingwa dangsinui geot (Yourself and Yours) 2017 Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja (On the Beach at Night Alone) · Keul-le-eo-ui ka-me-la (Claire’s Camera) · Geu-hu (The Day After) 2018 Pul-lp-Deul (Grass) 2019 Gang-Byun-Ho-Tel (Hotel by the River) · Domangchin yeoja (The Woman Who Ran) 2020 Inteurodeoksyeon (Introduction)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2021

Dates

Thu Jun 10 19:00

Freiluftkino Museumsinsel

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Sat Jun 12 22:00

Frischluftkino@Studentendorf

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Fri Jun 18 19:00

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