in water (물안에서) + The Daughters of Fire (As Filhas do Fogo) [In-Person Only]
$14 General Admission
$7 NWFF Member
(Hong Sangsoo, South Korea, 2023, 61 min, in Korean with English subtitles)
A trio of friends venture to the rocky shores of a large island to shoot a film together. The director, Seongmo (Shin Seokho), recently gave up acting and has decided to make a film with his own money. His former classmate, Sangguk (Ha Seongguk), will operate the camera and Namhee (Kim Seungyun) will act in it. The only problem: Seongmo hasn’t decided what to make.
His most overtly experimental work to date, in water reveals Hong at the height of his allusory powers. The story is simple: three friends set out to make a film, and then they do it. But with bold formal choices and his signature impulse toward the uncanny, Hong evokes infinite mysteries and hints at whole worlds lurking below the surface of everyday reality.
Synopsis and stills courtesy of Cinema Guild.
“A fearless, genuine experiment.” – Nic Rapold, Artforum
“Hauntingly beautiful.” – Chuck Bowen, Slant
“A gently gorgeous delight…suffused with the haziness of a half-forgotten memory.” – Thomas Flew, Sight & Sound
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Screens with Pedro Costa's new short film, The Daughters of Fire
(Pedro Costa, Portugal, 2023, 9 min, in Portuguese with English subtitles)
Three young sisters are separated by the eruption of Fogo, but they sing: one day, we will know why we live and why we suffer. Trailer >