Right Now, Wrong Then

  • Fri Sept 30
  • Sun Oct 2
Right Now, Wrong Then
Hong Sang-soo
Jae-yeong Jeong, Min-hee Kim, Yeo-jeong Yoon

Winner of the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival, South Korean director Hong Sang-soo’s latest film tells the story of two people who meet and spend the same day together, twice. Quite by accident, a film director arrives in town a day early. With time to kill before his lecture the next day, he stops by a restored, old palace and meets a fledgling artist. She’s never seen any of his films, but knows he’s famous. They talk, go to her workshop to look at her paintings, have sushi and soju. More conversation follows, and drinks, and then an awkward get-together with friends where all sorts of secrets are revealed. All the while, they may or may not be falling for each other. Then, quite unexpectedly, we begin again, but now things appear somewhat different. “No filmmaker better understands the revelatory properties of small talk and soju, and few could make the art of repetition seem so rife with possibilities.” (LA Times)

website: grasshopperfilm.com/film/right-now-wrong-then

Ithaca Premiere
DCP 'Scope color
2 hours 1 minute
release year/country
2015 South Korea