Woman is the Future of Man (Yeojaneun namjaui miraeda)
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Woman is the Future of Man (Yeojaneun namjaui miraeda)
Two college buddies embark on journey to find the woman they both fell in love with at different times in their past.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Acutely perceptive and mournful character study."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"If [viewers] stick around, however, they might find themselves becoming fans of the cerebral South Korean auteur."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Hong sticks to lengthy, static shots, but still somehow manages a heartbreaking grace."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"has an elliptical rhythm to it that's extremely reminiscent of French romantic films"
‑ Chris Barsanti, Filmcritic.com
"Provocative, even disturbing in its resistance to categorization, demanding from its viewers a response without the reassurance of psychology or narration."
‑ Leo Goldsmith, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"Hong has a grace and stealth of his own, and his scenes tend to tilt in directions that few of us would dare to predict."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"Basically, it's an elegant jeu, played and constructed with an almost Gallic lightness heightened by Jeong Yong-jin's bursts of music, all bouncy piano and pizzicato."
‑ Derek Elley, Variety
"Brace yourself for several extended, sexually-explicit scenes which would qualify as soft porn. Rebels in heat looking for release, not for love or a relationship."
‑ Kam Williams, Upstage Magazine
"... elliptical portrait of bored, womanizing men in contemporary South Korea crippled by a lack of ambition and simple human compassion."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Everyone ends up in bed. Given that, you'd expect this to be good, racy fun. Given its thinky title, you might at least expect it to be, in some way, profound. It is neither."
‑ Joshua Tanzer, Offoffoff
"Hong Sangsoo's character development and, similarly, relationship progression never develop beyond the slam-bang aspects of romance."
‑ Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter
"Hong may experiment with story flow and import, but he's nothing if not focused on Korean twentysomethings and their untethered life path of power-boozing, disconnection, and romantic failure."
‑ Mary Jacobi, Village Voice
"Isn't terrible. but it doesn't linger well in the memory."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"Hong's linear fifth feature film is much more than what meets the eye."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The constantly falling snow beautifully heightens the memory deprivation of the already temporally challenged mise-en-scène, but the narrative remains hungry for action."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
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