Oki's Movie
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Documentary filmmaking is the secret star of the elegant narrative film Oki's Movie, a quartet of interlocking vignettes by Korean auteur director Hong Sang-soo and one of the most important films in his oeuvre. An official selection of the Venice, Toronto and New York Film Festivals, Oki's Movie follows a young woman as she hikes Seoul's Mount Acha twice, a year apart, accompanied by different boyfriends: first a fellow student, then a professor. She documents the trips and then edits together corresponding locations on the mountain: the parking lot, a small pavilion, a wooden… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As always with Hong's films, Oki's Movie goes through stretches where it seems aimless and self-indulgent, followed by stretches where it's sharp, funny, and poetic."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"If the characterizations are fleeting, the recessive mood is not: Hong's signature observational style is at once offhanded and astute, romantic and lightly chilled."
‑ Michelle Orange, Village Voice
"Hong Sang-soo once again corroborates auteurist theory at the same time that he reveals the potential shortcomings of its practice."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"Mr. Hong's casually brilliant feat of storytelling, akin to an ingeniously wrought suite of literary short fiction."
‑ Nicolas Rapold, New York Times
"The director finds interesting ways to present a ménage à trois and expose the main characters as narcissists, flawed people and hypocrites."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Oki's Movie's original and clever premise, charming execution and memorable performances come together beautifully to create a picture that's both captivating and emotional."
‑ Diva Velez, TheDivaReview.com
"You'll find yourself wanting to immediately go back to the beginning and reassess every conversation, every gesture, every long-held grudge."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"A curious oddity worthy of multiple viewings and lengthy contemplation, but its tricky formalism makes it less overtly satisfying on an emotional level."
‑ Eric Kohn, indieWIRE
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