The master minimalist filmmaker’s latest work is a minimalist tribute to the female gaze. If there was a thing as a truly feminist Hong sang-soo film – this would be it.
He implies that with another new experience you have in your life, art formulates a different meaning the next time you visit it.
Shikhar Verma, High on Films
Hong Sang-soo’s subtle and constant play with repetitions and variations allows him to highlight both continuity and abrupt change, while making it possible for viewers to slowly get a peek behind the curtains of the complex emotional lives of people who believe they aren’t betraying anything because they are just engaged in small talk. Perhaps this is the secret of the power of Hong’s cinema, as perhaps no one is as sincere as when they believe they are not giving anything away.
Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter