The South Korean director Hong Sang-soo is one of the most prolific directors in world cinema; he had two features at last year’s New York Film Festival alone. He’s also one of the most repetitive. And for those who know his movies, the experience of watching a new one — this month’s is “Hotel by the River” — is a bit like marking off a checklist.
What kind of artist — acclaimed by the world but egotistical and perhaps secretly hapless — will the protagonist be? Here, Ki Joo-bong plays a poet named Younghwan, and one of the character’s sons is a filmmaker. How will the artist embarrass himself with women? Younghwan, who is staying at a hotel on the Han River for free, meets two female guests — Sanghee (Kim Min-hee) and Yeonju (Song Seon-mi) — on the snowy grounds. Introducing himself as, yes, the poet they’ve heard of, he keeps awkwardly telling them how beautiful they are.
How long before heavy drinking brings out boorish male behavior? More than an hour of screen time, in this case, but the dynamic is set up early: Younghwan has summoned his two sons, Kyungsoo (Kwon Haehyo) and Byungsoo (Yu Junsang), to the hotel. He walked out on their mother and hasn’t seen either of them in years. He confesses to having death on his mind.
To his admirers, Hong plays with theme and variation in the way that Eric Rohmer did, revealing subtleties of behavior. To his skeptics — a mild word in this context, since almost all of Hong’s films are wry enough to pass the time pleasantly — he explores his ideas in ways that have felt increasingly tossed off (opening text in “Hotel by the River” notes that the film was shot in about two weeks), and his micro-obsessions have given way to predictability. Each film is a standard cocktail of soju-fueled fumbling, calculated ambiguities and Hong mucking around with a zoom lens.
The director seems to take a dig at that reputation midway through “Hotel by the River,” when Yeonju describes Byung-soo, the filmmaker, as “hardly a real auteur. He just seems very diligent.”
But one advantage of being so repetitive is that you can catch regular viewers off-guard by breaking form. “Hotel by the River” is — surprisingly, from the standpoint of a skeptic — one of Hong’s most unexpectedly poignant works, self-reflexive in a way that feels searching rather than rote. Sanghee is getting over a breakup with a married man (the actress who plays her, Kim Min-hee, has been Hong’s muse of late onscreen and off), who has dumped her in a way that perhaps parallels Younghwan’s abandonment of his own wife.
The gender-generation contrast gives “Hotel by the River” a pleasing, astringent symmetry, even if the film, shot in chilly black-and-white that makes this one of Hong’s most visually arresting movies, doesn’t quite overcome the slightness that characterizes even the director’s best work. It’s a film for fans of Hong, Rohmer and maybe Ingmar Bergman.B:
彩霸王彩霸王彩图168【一】【时】【间】，【一】【众】【魁】【梧】【的】【男】【子】【齐】【齐】【地】【跑】【了】【出】【来】。 “【真】【是】【小】【公】【子】，【小】【公】【子】【是】【神】【医】【啊】！！” 【亮】【子】【火】【急】【火】【燎】【地】【跑】【了】【出】【来】，【一】【下】【子】【冲】【到】【了】【凤】【凌】【月】【的】【身】【前】，【但】【是】【又】【不】【知】【想】【到】【了】【什】【么】，【不】【好】【意】【思】【地】【后】【退】【了】【两】【步】。 【天】【晁】【随】【之】【赶】【来】，【身】【上】【带】【着】【一】【股】【子】【汗】【味】【和】【木】【屑】【的】【味】【道】，【看】【来】【是】【在】【忙】【自】【己】【的】【活】，【匆】【忙】【跑】【来】【的】。 【他】【喘】【着】【气】，【眼】【神】
【第】【三】【百】【九】【十】【五】【章】【拯】【救】【月】【牙】【村】 【随】【后】…… 【在】【月】【牙】【村】【内】，【众】【人】【还】【发】【现】【了】【一】【名】，【想】【要】【掐】【死】【自】【己】【孩】【子】【的】【母】【亲】！ 【幸】【好】【发】【现】【及】【时】，【孩】【子】【才】【幸】【免】【于】【难】。 “【这】【位】【大】【嫂】，【不】【管】【怎】【么】【样】，【你】【也】【不】【能】【对】【这】【么】【小】【的】【孩】【子】【下】【手】【啊】！” 【韩】【菱】【纱】【怒】【斥】【道】。 【就】【连】【柳】【梦】【璃】，【也】【是】【面】【带】【愠】【色】，【将】【孩】【子】【抱】【在】【怀】【中】，【小】【心】【翼】【翼】【地】【照】【顾】【起】【来】。
【此】【话】【一】【出】，【连】【和】【医】【的】【脸】【色】【立】【马】【就】【沉】【下】【去】【了】。 “【有】【些】【困】【难】，【伤】【是】【不】【要】【紧】，【但】【是】【要】【紧】【的】【是】【身】【体】【里】【的】【毒】。” 【昌】【寺】【刷】【一】【下】【站】【起】【来】，“【你】【说】【什】【么】，【中】【毒】【了】。”【要】【知】【道】【清】【泽】【的】【修】【为】【可】【是】【仙】【尊】，【如】【果】【一】【个】【仙】【尊】【中】【毒】【了】，【那】【么】【得】【是】【什】【么】【样】【的】**【能】【有】【这】【么】【霸】【道】。 【清】【泽】【听】【见】【自】【己】【中】【毒】【以】【后】，【也】【只】【是】【眼】【眸】【轻】【轻】【一】【抬】，【他】【淡】【淡】【的】【道】，
【坐】【在】【休】【息】【室】【里】【的】【丁】【阳】【灌】【了】【一】【口】【水】【后】【感】【觉】【自】【己】【还】【是】【没】【法】【冷】【静】【下】【来】，【接】【下】【来】【就】【是】【生】【死】【局】【了】，【没】【想】【到】【居】【然】【会】【打】【的】【这】【么】【艰】【难】。 【第】【五】【局】，【帆】【泽】【居】【然】【还】【是】【拿】【出】【了】【妖】【姬】，【和】【孔】【兴】【天】【他】【们】【商】【量】【过】【后】，【丁】【阳】【选】【择】【了】【剑】【魔】，【这】【个】【选】【择】【还】【是】【有】【点】【冒】【险】【的】，【剑】【魔】【在】【多】【次】【削】【弱】【之】【后】【并】【没】【有】【之】【前】【那】【么】【强】【势】【了】。 【剑】【魔】【打】【妖】【姬】，【再】【加】【上】【帆】【泽】【那】【个】【性】【格】彩霸王彩霸王彩图168【的】【确】，【舅】【父】【顾】【亭】【秋】【为】【了】【避】【嫌】，【虽】【然】【允】【许】【了】【司】【慕】【云】【和】【他】【的】【几】【个】【学】【生】【去】【黎】【府】【道】【贺】，【但】【他】【自】【己】，【只】【让】【人】【送】【去】【了】【一】【份】【贺】【礼】，【并】【没】【有】【亲】【自】【到】【场】。 【所】【以】【现】【在】，【他】【也】【还】【在】【家】【里】。 【玉】【公】【公】【轻】【声】【说】【道】：“【贵】【妃】【娘】【娘】，【不】【管】【是】【前】【任】【内】【阁】【首】【辅】，【还】【是】【现】【任】【内】【阁】【首】【辅】——【这】【个】【时】【候】，【这】【么】【一】【个】【人】，【是】【有】【大】【用】【的】。” “……” 【南】【烟】【一】
【太】【突】【然】【了】！ 【前】【一】【秒】，【陈】【旭】【还】【在】【跟】【大】【家】【解】【说】【野】【外】【知】【识】，【后】【一】【秒】，【他】【突】【然】【一】【嗓】【子】【呵】【斥】【住】【莉】【娜】。 【说】【实】【话】，【莉】【娜】【也】【同】【样】【吓】【了】【一】【跳】。 【但】【三】【十】【多】【天】【的】【生】【存】【配】【合】，【令】【她】【还】【是】【立】【刻】【停】【住】【了】【脚】【步】。 【而】【这】【个】【时】【候】，【陈】【旭】【已】【经】【一】【头】【栽】【到】【了】【地】【上】。 【出】【乎】【大】【家】【意】【料】【的】【是】，【他】【没】【有】【发】【出】【闷】【响】，【而】【是】“【噗】【叽】”【一】【声】，【仿】【佛】【摔】【在】【了】【柔】【软】
【这】【话】【说】【的】【诛】【心】。 【连】【远】【在】【天】【外】【的】【谢】【水】【蝶】【忍】【都】【不】【住】【分】【神】【看】【向】【龙】【苍】【逆】。 【龙】【苍】【逆】【合】【上】【眼】【帘】，【神】【态】【一】【如】【当】【年】【元】【辰】【节】【为】【万】【物】【赐】【福】【时】，【慈】【悲】【而】【怜】【悯】，【除】【了】【紧】【紧】【闭】【上】【的】【双】【眼】，【谢】【水】【蝶】【在】【他】【的】【身】【上】【看】【不】【到】【半】【分】【异】【常】【的】【地】【方】。 【恍】【惚】【间】，【让】【谢】【水】【蝶】【觉】【得】【那】【些】【撕】【心】【裂】【肺】，【被】【人】【囚】【禁】，【被】【所】【有】【人】【厌】【弃】【追】【杀】，【走】【投】【无】【路】【和】【遍】【体】【凌】【伤】【的】【过】【往】【都】