The Novelist’s Film

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63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

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...

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Hong Sangsoo
Script: Hong Sangsoo
Cinematography: Hong Sangsoo
Editing: Hong Sangsoo
Sound: Hong Sangsoo, Seo Jihoon
Music: Hong Sangsoo
Actors: Lee Hyeyoung, Kim Minhee, Seo Younghwa, Park Miso, Kwon Haehyo, Cho Yunhee
Production: Jeonwonsa Film Co.
Producers: Hong Sangsoo
Executive producer: Hong Sangsoo
Format: DCP
Color: Color, B/W
Production Country: Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 92΄
Distribution in Greece: Ama Films
Contact: Finecut Co. Ltd.
Awards/Distinctions: Silver Berlin Bear (Grand Jury Prize) – Berlin IFF 2022

Hong Sangsoo

Hong Sang-soo was born in 1960 in Seoul and studied filmmaking at Chungang University before receiving a BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts and an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. He made an astounding debut with his first feature film The Day a Pig Fell into a Well in 1996. Since then, through the 12 films, he has written and directed, Hong has consistently enjoyed exploring the complex architecture beneath his characters’ seemingly random lives. Renowned for his unique cinematographic language and aesthetics in filmmaking, Hong Sang-soo is one of the most established auteurs in contemporary Korean cinema.


1996 The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well
2000 Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors
2004 Woman Is the Future of Man
2008 Night and Day
2010 Oki’s Movie
2012 In Another Country
2014 Hill of Freedom
2017 On the Beach at Night Alone
2018 Grass
2020 The Woman Who Ran
2022 The Novelist's Film
2023 In Our Day