"Scintillating. As bracing as a brief dip in a freezing sea after a rather too-soju-soaked luncheon." - Jessica Kiang, Variety
"There is an unmistakable and mature film-making language on display: a simplicity and charm." - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
Youngho (Shin Seokho) goes to see his father who is tending to a famous patient. He surprises his girlfriend, Juwon (Park Miso), in Berlin where she is studying fashion design. He goes to a seaside hotel to meet his mother and brings his friend Jeongsoo (Ha Seongguk) with him. In each instance, he anticipates an important conversation. But sometimes a shared look, or a shared smoke, can mean as much as anything we could say to those close to us.
For his twenty-fifth feature as director and his first as cinematographer, SAIC graduate Hong Sangsoo offers a simple tale of young people on the edge of adulthood. Introduction cuts to the essence of who we are as people, like an unexpected hug on a winter's day. (Cinema Guild)
Awards & Nominations
Winner - Silver Berlin Bear, Berlin International Film Festival
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