Woman Is the Future of Man
Director: Hong Sang-soo
South Korea/France / 2004 / 87 min
In Korean with English subtitles
Last screened on Mon, Nov 30
One of Hong Sang-soo’s most beloved earlier works tells the story of two long-time friends, a filmmaker (Kim Tae-woo) and an art teacher (Yoo Ji-tae), who have had an affair with the same woman (Sung Hyun-ah). The two self-centered men decide to meet up with her one more time and see what happens… For Woman Is the Future of Man—its title a translation of a line from a poem by Louis Aragon that Hong saw printed on a French postcard—the director employs his idiosyncratic, measured style to create a compelling and truthful tapestry of human emotion and behavior.