Thursday, July 1, 2021

1998 Hong Sang-soo film The Power of Kangwon Province (강원도의 힘) online via Row House Cinema.


Row House Cinema will present the 1998 Hong Sang-soo film The Power of Kangwon Province (강원도의 힘) online from July 2.
Presented in a beautiful restoration and newly translated, Hong Sangsoo’s breakthrough second feature, THE POWER OF KANGWON PROVINCE, is an early masterwork from the prolific filmmaker. Playing with structure, perspective and time – elements that would become hallmarks of his later work – the film follows a young woman, Jisook, who, fresh off her relationship with a married man, joins two girlfriends for a vacation in the mountainous Kangwon region and quickly makes the same mistakes, tumbling into bed with a married policeman. The film then shifts to her ex, Sangwon, who happens to be visiting the same region at the same time, and threatens to cross Jisook’s path.
Rental is $12 with some proceeds benefiting the single-screen theater in Lawrenceville.