The Power of Kangwon Province

The Power of Kangwon Province

South Korea / 1998 / 110 minutes / NR

In only his second film, Hong Sangsoo was conducting stunning structural experiments. In the film’s first part, Jisook, recently free of a relationship with a married man, joins two girlfriends for a vacation in Kangwon, a mountainous region near Seoul in South Korea’s northeast, and quickly starts to make the same mistakes all over again, tumbling into bed with a married policeman after a sloppy drinking party. In the latter section, we catch up with Jisook’s ex-, Sangwon, who happens to be visiting Kangwon at the same time, threatening to cross Jisook’s path. New 2K restoration.

  • Director

    Hong Sangsoo

  • Producer

    Ahn Byungjoo

  • Cast

    Oh Yunhong
    Baek Jonghak

  • "Etched with precision and conveying a world of feeling, The Power of Kangwon Province is the second feature by the South Korean director Hong Sang-soo and one of the best films you can see this year."

    — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
  • "Complex in structure and subtler in effect. Virtuoso filmmaking."

    Time Out

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