In Front of Your Face – Opens May 13

Director: Hong Sang-soo Run Time: 85 min. Rating: Unrated Release Year: 2021 Language: Korean w/ English subtitles

Starring: Cho Yun-hee, Kim Sae-byuk, Kwon Hae-hyo, Lee Hye-young, Shin Seok-ho

Tagline: In Hong Sang-soo’s latest, an actress returns to Seoul to reconnect with her sister and meet with a filmmaker. Leisurely activities and conversations pave the way for startling revelations, and with these, an appreciation for the present. 

Synopsis:  After years living abroad, former actress Sangok (Lee Hyeyoung) is back in Seoul, staying with her sister Jeongok (Cho Yunhee) in her high-rise apartment. The siblings sleep late, have breakfast in a cafe and visit a restaurant owned by Jeongok’s son. But as the details of Sangok’s day accrue (a spill on her blouse, an encounter at her childhood home), it becomes clear that there is much she is not revealing. And these mysterious circumstances have something to do with her decision to meet with film director Jaewon (Kwon Haehyo) to discuss her return to acting. In her first role for Hong, Lee, a prominent theater and screen actress in South Korea, makes a captivating return to the big screen. With In Front of Your Face, Hong suggests that perhaps the most important things in this life are also the most immediate.

Critic Quotes:

“A serenely passionate deployment of art as resistance to mortality.” -Richard Brody, The New Yorker

“One of Hong’s most moving films…tinged with the beauty and sadness of transience.” -Becca Voelcker, Sight and Sound

“Hong’s gift resides in part in his ability to inform potentially tedious tangents with a rapturous and seemingly effortlessly achieved intensity. -Chuck Bowen, Slant

“One of the very best films from one of the very best filmmakers working today.” -Joshua Brunsting, CriterionCast

Showtimes: 

Friday May 13, 2022: 1:00, 5:20

Saturday May 14, 2022: 1:00, 5:20

Sunday May 15, 2022: 3:15, 7:35

Monday May 16, 2022: 1:00, 5:20

Tuesday May 17, 2022: 3:15, 7:35

Wednesday May 18, 2022: 3:15, 7:35

Thursday May 19, 2022: 1:00, 5:20

Ticket Prices: $12 Regular / $10 Students & Seniors / $9 Members

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06ocL72h334

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