Walk Up

63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Walk Up takes the “what if” question to a new level, as alternate timelines envelop the life of a single building, a beautifully renovated four-story apartment block. Three people, Byungsoo, a film director, his daughter Jeongsu, an aspiring interior designer, and Ms. Kim, a designer already established in the field, decide to take a tour around the newly renovated property and visit its tenants. After chatters and meandering conversations over many glasses of wine though, reality itself starts alternating between different possible versions. Korean author Hong Sangsoo delivers a fascinating and poetic domestic journey where no one can truly know what lies behind a hidden door or at the top of a staircase.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Hong Sangsoo
Script: Hong Sangsoo
Cinematography: Hong Sangsoo
Editing: Hong Sangsoo
Sound: Hong Sangsoo, Kim Hyejeong
Music: Hong Sangsoo
Actors: Kwon Haehyo, Lee Hyeyoung, Song Sunmi, Cho Yunhee
Production: Jeonwonsa Film Co.
Producers: Hong Sangsoo
Format: DCP
Color: B/W
Production Country: Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 97΄
Contact: Finecut Co. Ltd.

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