Hotel by the River
aka Gangbyeon hotel
First screened in April 2019
Director: Hong Sang-soo. Cast: Ki Joo-bong, Kwon Hae-hyo, Yoo Joon-sang, Kim Min-hee, Song Seon-mi, Park Lan, Shin Seok-ho. Screenplay: Hong Sang-soo.

Twitter Capsule: Just as I'd made a leap forward with Hong! Vague, mawkish, redundant. If Woody Allen made this, we'd all sneer.

VOR:   I appreciate subtleties that emerge on reflection, and Hong's ability to coax metaphors from spare surfaces. But this remains suspiciously thin.

Photo © 2018 Jeonwonsa Film, © 2019 Cinema Guild

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

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