HILL OF FREEDOM – Review by Diane Carson

South Korean writer/director Hong Sangsoo uses an imaginative idea to present the on-and-off relationship between Japanese teacher Mori and Kwon, an instructor at the Korean language institute. After a two year absence, Mori returns to Seoul, searching for Kwon, determined to gain her acceptance of his marriage proposal, previously rejected.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK, March 9, 2018: CLAIRE’S CAMERA

motw logo 1-35Claire’s Camera is Cannes-centric. Filmmaker Hong Sang-soo set his quirky, genre-defying drama in the sun-drenched seaside resort as the festival takes place, but never visits the event’s star-studded glamour or industry hustle that actually surrounded the film’s Cannes premiere in 2017. And, since the story is about friendship between two women, Claire’s Camera is femme-centric, too. Continue reading…

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