Yourself and Yours 당신자신과 당신의 것 [Online]
June 5 – July 6
$12 rental through Cinema Guild
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One of Hong Sangsoo’s most delightful comic mysteries is now available in the States! When painter Youngsoo (Kim Joohyuk) learns that his girlfriend, Minjung (Lee Yooyoung), was recently seen having drinks with another man, he can’t help but question her about it. It doesn’t go well and they part on bad terms. The next day, Youngsoo tries to find her, but can’t. As he wanders and frets, Minjung has a series of encounters with other men. But to them it seems she’s not herself.
Featuring a supporting cast of Hong regulars including Kwon Haehyo, Yu Junsang and Kim Euisung, Yourself and Yours is a pleasing puzzle full of mistaken identity, excessive drinking and lots of he-said, she-said. As the rumors pile up, Hong asks: In a relationship, how important is it to know everything?
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“Immensely satisfying… A wise and gently absurdist allegory about how best to approach relationships.” – Scott Tobias, Variety
“An essential chapter in the big book of Hong… For those who haven’t yet been introduced to this singularly idiosyncratic Korean auteur, Yourself and Yours is as good a place to start as any.” – David Ehrlich, IndieWire