US Trailer for Hong Sangsoo’s ‘Hotel by the River’

Hong Sangsoo's B&W Drama

The Cinema Guild has delivered the official US trailer and poster for Hong Sangsoo’s latest film, titled Hotel by the River (aka Gangbyeon Hotel).

This B&W drama about life, love, death, and family, premiered at the Locarno, Toronto, and New York Film Festivals last year. Check out the trailer and poster below.

Hong Sangsoo's B&W Drama

Hotel by the River opens at FSLC on February 15th, then in LA on March 8th, and will expand in the weeks to follow.

Hong Sangsoo's B&W Drama

Two tales intersect at a riverside hotel: an elderly poet (Ki Joo-bong), invited to stay there for free by the owner, summons his two estranged sons, sensing his life drawing to a close; and a young woman (Kim Min-hee) nursing a recently broken heart is visited by a friend who tries to console her. At times these threads overlap, at others they run tantalizingly close to each other. Using a stark black-and-white palette and handheld cinematography (with frequent DP Kim Hyungkoo), Hong crafts an affecting examination of family, mortality, and the ways in which we attempt to heal wounds old and fresh.

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