Dir. Hong Sangsoo | 2016 | NR | 86 min
South Korea | in Korean with English subtitles
One of Hong Sangsoo’s most delightful comic mysteries is now available in the U.S.! 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?
“Hong Sang-soo has developed a unique body of work in the past two decades, and Yourself and Yours is a wonderful example of his playful approach to storytelling. The film follows Yeong-soo, one of Hong’s typically self-deluded male protagonists, and his partner Min-jeong following a breakup. This very funny (and somewhat unsettling) film will have you questioning what to believe as we follow Min-jeong’s encounters with Yeong-soo and two men (possibly) from her past. The ending is both surprising and a subtle critique of gender expectations in relationships. If this is your first Hong film, you’ll want to see more after this.” Jeff Purdue, Cinema East Curator
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“Immensely satisfying… A wise and gently absurdist allegory about how best to approach relationships.” —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.” —IndieWire