The Power of Kangwon Province | Chicago Reader

The Power of Kangwon Province

In this brooding 1998 Korean film by Hong Sang-soo, three college-age girlfriends spend a weekend in the title region, where one of them sleeps with a local policeman. But a married professor who recently broke up with her is nearby, traveling with friends, and the second half of the film follows his equally desultory experiences. Hong's stationary camera anchors an essentially humanist vision, revealing fine nuances of character and noting the emotional disconnect between even the most intimate companions—many shots of lovers are dominated by their backs. In Korean with subtitles. 108 min.


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