October 14 at 6pm | Prolific director Hong Sangsoo returns with a wistful meditation on the creative process and the need for constant reinvention. Junhee is a famous writer in search of inspiration. Walking in the park, she bumps into a film director, who had tried and failed to adapt one of her previous novels. This serendipitous meeting begets many more, and soon she has a breakthrough: it’s about time she made a film herself. Enlisting the help of a disillusioned actor (Kim Minhee), old friends and former colleagues, she embarks on the bold new venture. Featuring Hong’s trademark dry wit and a series of stellar, naturalistic performances, the film continues his preoccupation with chance encounters as it celebrates the spontaneity of artistic creation.
Chicago International Film Festival at GSFC: The Gene Siskel Film Center is proud to again partner with the 58th Chicago International Film Festival to present nineteen feature films from around the world, ranging from moving, life-affirming dramas to eye-opening documentaries. The Chicago International Film Festival is North America’s longest-running competitive film festival. Catch this year's festival on the big screen at the Film Center and other venues around Chicago. View full program here.
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