Yourself and You, by Hong Sang-soo, in Panorama. The audience of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival knows Sang-soo’s work -surely one of the most important filmmakers/authors in the last two decades, the “most Gallicized of Korean directors”, in the words of critic Jordi Costa-. Yourself and Yours (Hong Sang-soo, South Korea, 2016, 86 min.), awarded the Silver Shell for Best Director during the past San Sebastian Festival, is included in 2017’s Panorama section, probably being the Korean filmmaker’s most surrealist film so far. Yourself and Yours’ plot revolves around a break up between a painter and his girlfriend and the subsequent appearance in the story of an identical woman. It will be screened on Monday 3, at 10 p.m., and on Saturday 8, at 6 p.m.
The Festival has programmed so far The Power of Kangwon Province (South Korea, 1998) in 2004, included in the Korean cinema film series Seoul Express; Woman on the Beach (South Korea, 2006), which competed in 2007’s official section; within 2012’s informative section, the festival included The Day He Arrives (South Korea, 2011); and in the last edition of the festival, the Panorama section programmed Right Now, Wrong Then (South Korea, 2015). In addition to this, the festival screened, outside the competition’s schedule, In Another Country (South Korea, 2012), submitted to competition at the Cannes Festival in 2012 and released in our country in May of 2013.
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