THE NOVELIST’S FILM – Review by Diane Carson

In The Novelist’s Film South Korean director Hong Sangsoo proves that he craftily, masterfully reveals individuals’ challenges, misgivings, and aspirations through casual conversation. Here he adds an astute interrogation of cinema itself, of directors and writers as well as viewers. He seldom movies his camera, most medium distance shots playing at length without edits. As a result, I consistently feel Hong, his own cinematographer here, inviting me to become a participant in the interaction.

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