Tale of Cinema

Tuesday, 13 November

Tale of Cinema

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(Geuk jang jeon)
Directed by Hong Sang-soo
89 minutes
In Korean with English subtitles

Hong Sang-soo is a fringe director in South Korea who hasn't been really screened much here in the west. Despite this limited exposure, he has created an incredibly varied oeuvre, and is heralded by European directors like Claire Denis. Some people have compared his cinema to Ozu, others to Eric Rohmer, and still others to Tarantino (in relation to his narrative inventiveness). Tale of Cinema was his sixth film.

The movies of Hong Sang-soo have some reoccurring themes... especially about memories, parallel events and separate realities that sometime overlap or intersect. His films are always based on his own real life experiences and the same is true of this movie, which depicts two separate stories, both about strange forms of love. And although both of these stories are anchored in their own world and seem separate while we watch them, behind the facade of everyday casualness there is a link which reveals that reality is more complicated than it seems on the surface. The first story follows a chance encounter on the street between two former lovers, and what unfolds behind the cheery initial greetings leading to a suicide pact. The second story is specifically about cinema and how it influences and molds lives.

This will be a high-definition projection.

Date & Time: 

Tuesday, 13 November, 2018 - 20:30


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  • 3-5 €
- 3 €
Filmhuis Cavia
Van Hallstraat 52-1
1051 HH Amsterdam


Go through the gate. Cavia is on the right hand side, above Xena Sports. Take the stairs.


Former squat, now legalised

Filmhuis Cavia is a counterculture cinema, founded in 1983 by a squatters movement, which programs films you aren't likely to see anywhere else.


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opening times: 

Our regular screenings are on Tuesdays (programmed by Jeffrey), Thursdays and Fridays, but we also have extra screenings and film festivals throughout the year. Look us up to find our monthly program.

Doors always open half an hour before the film starts.

Weekly programme of film screenings in a circuit of underground / self-organised venues. Forgotten movies that should have been classics, neglected flics, lesser-known gems, always with a personal introduction by the programmer. All films in English, or with English subtitles.


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opening times: 

mostly Sunday to Thursday at about 7 different underground locations.