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On the Beach at Night Alone

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Art imitates life in this quietly devastating masterpiece from Hong Sangsoo. Kim Minhee (The Handmaiden, Right Now, Wrong Then)-in the role that won her the Silver Bear for best actress in Berlin-plays Younghee, an actress reeling in the aftermath of an affair with a married film director. Younghee visits Hamburg then returns to Korea, but as she meets with friends and has her fair share to drink, increasingly startling confessions emerge. No stranger to mining his own experience for his films, Hong, whose real-life affair with Kim stirred up a media frenzy in Korea, here confronts his personal life with a newfound emotional directness. With an incredibly raw and vulnerable performance from Kim at its center, On the Beach at Night Alone is one of the most dynamic collaborations between director and performer in contemporary cinema.

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Based on 10 On the Beach at Night Alone reviews, On the Beach at Night Alone gets an average review score of 81.
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www.newyorker.comCinema
For all its intimacy, the drama has a vast scope, a fierce intensity, and an element of metaphysical whimsy (including one of the great recent dream sequences), which all come t...
88d ago
A-/A+
theplaylist.netCinema
But whether because of its personal nature, its occasional ferocity, its unusually dark undercurrents, its audacious defiance of expectation and explanation or Kim Min-hee’s ess...
88d ago
A-/A+
thefilmstage.comCinema
It’s these unspectacular moments that Hong does best, watching the bright stars shining, thinking of the universe and the future.
88d ago
90/100
www.villagevoice.comCinema
The prolific Korean director Hong Sang-soo may have made one of his most candid works yet.
88d ago
80/100
www.nytimes.comCinema
Ms. Kim is simultaneously an ordinary woman and a melodramatic heroine, her performance made more layered and intriguing by the intimation that she may be playing herself.
88d ago
80/100
www.hollywoodreporter.comCinema
South Korean director Hong Sang-soo returns to his master theme of what love means in men and women’s lives in this film starring Kim Min-hee as an actress who has an affair wit...
88d ago
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