The title is not to be mistaken, this is indeed a meta-film. It’s particularity jumps out immediately: during its first part of three, absolutely nothing allows the differ- entiation of the film from the film in the film. They are laid beside each other, identically framed and divided, inaugurating the small dry and precise zooms used in abundance by the filmmaker. These two films are only distinguishable by the storyline, which leaves no mystery. Amongst the spectators leaving the room, one of them sees the actress and follows her: he believes that she is our hero.
ÉCRAN PARALLÈLE / RÉTROSPECTIVE HONG SANG-SOO
South Korea, 2005, Colour, 35mm, 89’
Original version : korean.
Subtitles : french
Script : Hong Sang-soo.
Photography : KIM Youngrho.
Editing : HAHM Sung-won.
Sound : AHN Sang-ho.
Production : Jeonwonsa – Samseong-Dong.
Distribution : Claire Perrin (Diaphana).
Casting : Jiwon UHM, Kiwoo LEE, Sagkyung KIM.