Kim Jong-Kwan’s film traces an evolving relationship between young student Young-Seok (Nam Joo Hyuk) and the mysterious Josée (Han Ji Min). French in origin, ‘Josée’ may well not be the real name of this bookish shut-in, as much as the stories and exotic travels she tells seem beguilingly improbable and almost certainly mendacious. Yet Young-seok is fascinated by this strange mythomaniac woman and her messy house of curiosities, and keeps coming back for her simple but tasty cooking. Romance eventually blossoms during a harsh mid-winter, but in this melancholic tale of love, loneliness, and loss, we are left to wonder just how much of it all might merely be Josée’s fanciful imagination.
Sun 14 Nov 5pm
The screening will be followed by a discussion with director Kim Jong-Kwan
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