by Ryan Swen

by Ryan Swen Retrospective

Lost in the Mountains | Hong Sang-soo

October 19, 2018

Lengthy runtimes have never been totally essential to Hong Sang-soo’s work, but there is a certain quality intrinsic to his approach — how he crafts long, languid scenes that accrue an emotional and comedic power through duration — that seems to benefit from the feature-length form. So, it is instructive to view Hong’s two shorts (discounting the delightful but less-than-two-minute 50:50, made for the Venice 70 – Future Reloaded omnibus — which InRO has not included in its retrospective) as…

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