June 5 - June 11, 2020
Yourself and Yours
(Dir. Hong Sangsoo, 2016)
Available for the first time in the U.S.!
From June 5-11, Yourself and Yours will be available to stream via Acropolis Cinema and Cinema Guild. Acropolis will receive 50% of all revenue.
One of Hong Sangsoo’s most delightful comic mysteries is now available in the U.S. When painter Youngsoo (Kim Joohyuk) learns that his girlfriend, Minjung (Lee Yooyoung), was recently seen having drinks with another man, he can’t help but question her about it. It doesn’t go well and they part on bad terms. The next day, Youngsoo tries to find her, but can’t. As he wanders and frets, Minjung has a series of encounters with other men. But to them it seems she’s not herself.
Featuring a supporting cast of Hong regulars including Kwon Haehyo, Yu Junsang and Kim Euisung, Yourself and Yours is a pleasing puzzle full of mistaken identity, excessive drinking and lots of he-said, she-said. As the rumors pile up, Hong asks: In a relationship, how important is it to know everything?
A delightfully drunken riff on Abbas Kiarostami... An essential chapter in the big book of Hong.
- David Ehrlich, Indiewire
Immensely satisfying… A wise and gently absurdist allegory about how best to approach relationships.
- Scott Tobias, Variety
Another excellent film by Hong, at once harsh and hilarious, that squirms with delightful discomfort around a wonderfully perverse premise.
- Daniel Kasman, MUBI Notebook
Funny, relatable and emotionally honest, structurally innovative, and composed with a patient eye that favors the peaks and valleys of conversation over standard get-to-the-point construction.
- Nick Newman, The Film Stage
Unlike certain past Hong scenarios, Yourself and Yours is closer to a Rohmerian moral tale... its prescription for relationships resonate in ways that go far beyond the pleasures of watching sly and elegant Hongian games play out on screen.
- Robert Koehler, Cinema Scope
(Available to download after screening date)