In Front Of Your Face

Dir: Hong Sang-soo
Cast: Yunhee Cho, Lee Hye-yeong, Hae-hyo Kwon
85mins   2021   South Korea   12A   Korean    Subtitled    F-Rated

After years living abroad, former actress Sangok is back in Seoul, staying with her sister Jeongok in her high-rise apartment. Whilst Sangok becomes re-accustomed to life in Korea, the sisters have a lie-in, enjoy breakfast in a cafe and visit a restaurant owned by Jeongok's son.

But as the detail of Sangok's day accrue (a spill on her blouse, an encounter at her childhood home), it becomes clear that there is much she is not revealing. These mysterious circumstances may have something to do with her decision to meet with film director Jaewon  to discuss her return to acting.

'A mysterious, gentle piece of work, unworldly and effortless' - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian