Compétition internationale
46th edition
NOVEMBER 15>23, 2024, Nantes - France

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Winter's Night

by JANG Woo-jin


A middle-aged couple visit a temple, where they had spent their first night together thirty years previously. On their way back, the woman realises she has likely left her phone there and insists on recovering it. This begins the winter’s night, one plunged in the shared, or separate, past of what forms the heart of a couple. At the beginning of the film, the subject’s triviality is conveyed by a rather naturalistic treatment, but this only serves to subsequently produce a stronger twist and gently shift the film towards a starker viewpoint that reveals the underpinnings of love’s discourse, and its memory. The subtle undramatic acting intentionally clouds the rules of the sentimental game, never far from breaking the ice. Bodies, emotions and memories, outside the traditional patterns of attraction and repulsion, are now on an equal footing on the threshold of this winter temple-turned-stage. MM

  • Titre français
    Winter’s Night
  • Original title
  • Titre international
    Winter's Night
  • Scénario
    JANG Woo-jin
  • Photo
    YANG Jeonghoon
  • Montage
    JANG Woo-jin
  • Interprétation
    SEO Younghwa, YANG Heungju
  • Production
    KIM Daehwan
  • Directeur artistique
    KIM Ahrum
  • Distribution
  • Support de projection
  • Ratio
    2:35 (scope)

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