Expand your search auto-complete function


  1. Korean Film News
  2. KOFIC News
  4. Features
  5. Interview
  6. Location
  7. Post Call for Submissions
  • find news
  • find news searchKeyword
    find search button
See Your Schedule
please enter your email address
find search button
Ko - production in Busan
  • HOTEL BY THE RIVER Invited to Singapore IFF
  • by Pierce Conran /  Nov 01, 2018
  • Hong Sangsoo’s Latest Blazes a Trail on International Festival Circuit

    Prolific auteur Hong Sangsoo’s latest work Hotel by the River has been invited to screen in the ‘Asian Vision’ section of this month’s Singapore International Film Festival.

    Hotel by the River had its world premiere back in August at the Locarno International Film Festival, where it took part in the main competition. The film ultimately earned the Best Actor prize for lead actor KI Joo-bong at the Swiss fest. Hong’s work was quickly snatched up by several other prominent festivals and has screened to date at the Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival and Hamburg Film Festival, among several others.

    KI stars in the black and white drama as an aging poet who spends time in a riverside hotel. He asks his grown-up sons to meet him there, while at the same time a woman, played by frequent Hong collaborator KIM Min-hee, is also staying at the hotel, trying to recover from a bad break-up.

    The drama is Hong’s second work this year, following Grass, another black and white film featuring KIM Min-hee, which bowed in the ‘Forum’ program of the Berlin International Film Festival.

    This year’s Singapore International Film Festival is scheduled to run from November 28 to December 9. Hotel by the River is the only Korean film featuring in this year’s selection.
  • Any copying, republication or redistribution of KOFIC's content is prohibited without prior consent of KOFIC.
  • Comment