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Grass (N/C 15+)

24 November

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


There is a sequence at the centre of Hong Sangsoo's economic enigma where a writer (most of the characters here are writers, actors or both) is seen repeatedly going up and down a staircase. Her indecision, catching her in a strange limbo between here and there, might as well serve as the key motif and mood of this slippery, ambiguous film. Different characters drift in and out of a back-alley cafe in Seoul, looking for new inspiration or accommodation, speaking of their hopes and regrets - while A-reum (Hong's regular muse Kim Minhee) eavesdrops on their conversations, typing up her observations into what she describes as ‘sort of a diary, but not a diary.’ Episodic, meandering and offering the mere ghost of a narrative, the film is neither this nor that - but the apparent simplicity of Hong's monochromatic long takes conceals a theatricalised artifice whose players may merely be A-reum's fictions, or even lost souls. All tickets £6.

This screening will be introduced by Professor David Martin-Jones (University of Glasgow).

  • Director Hong Sangsoo
  • Cast Kim Minhee, Jung Jinyoung, Ki Joobong
  • Running Time 1h6m
  • Certificate N/C 15+
  • Country South Korea
  • Language Korean with English subtitles
  • Year of Production 2017
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