The Novelist’s Film Movie (2022):
The Novelist’s Film (Korean: 소설가의 영화, romanized: Soseolgaui Yeonghwa) is a South Korean black and white drama film written and directed by Hong Sang-soo. It stars Lee Hye-young, Kim Min-hee, Jo Yoon-hee, Seo Young-hwa and Kwon Hae-hyo.
It is described as a film that, “celebrates the beauty of chance encounters, while talking about the importance of authenticity in the dishonest world of cinema” by the executive director Carlo Shatrian of the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival, where it premiered in the competition section on February 16, 2022.
It is for the third consecutive year that Hong Sang-soo has been invited to the festival. The film won Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at the festival, which is 4th for the director Hong Sang-soo’s films.
The Novelist’s Film Movie Information:
|Movie||The Novelist’s Film|
|Revised Romanization||Soseolgaui Yeonghwa|
|Release dates||February 16, 2022 (Berlinale)|
April 21, 2022 (South Korea)
|Running time||92 minutes|
|Directed by||Hong Sang-soo|
|Written by||Hong Sang-soo|
|Edited by||Hong Sang-soo|
|Music by||Hong Sang-soo|
|Production company||Jeonwonsa Film Co|
|Distributed by||All Film Production Company|
The Novelist’s Film Movie Storyline (Plot):
A female novelist takes a long trip to visit a bookstore run by a younger colleague who has fallen out of touch. Then she goes up a tower on her own and runs into a film director and his wife. They take a walk in a park and meet an actress, after which the novelist tries to convince the actress to make a film with her. She and the actress get something to eat, then revisit the bookstore where a group of people are drinking. The actress gets drunk and falls asleep.
The Novelist’s Film Movie Cast and Characters:
- Lee Hye-young as novelist Jun-hee
- Kim Min-hee as Gil-soo, actress
- Jo Yoon-hee
- Seo Young-hwa
- Kwon Hae-hyo
- Gi Ju-bong
- Park Mi-so
- Ha Seong-guk