“Woman Is The Future Of Man, Tale Of Cinema”

Two Films By Hong Sangsoo

Amos Lassen

This DVD/Blu ray brings together “Women is the Future of Man” and “Tale of Cinema”, the fifth and sixth films by Hong Sangsoo, the South Korean filmmaker who has been compared to Eric Rohmer that great French director and observer of human foibles.

“Women is the Future of Man” is the story of two long-time friends, a filmmaker (Kim Taewoo) and a teacher (Yoo Jitae), who have had an affair with the same woman (Sung Hyunah). They decide to meet the girl one more time and see what happens…

“Tale of Cinema” is something of a film within a film that tells two stories—- one about a depressive young man (Lee Kiwoo) who forms a suicide pact with a friend (Uhm Jiwon); and the other, the story of a filmmaker (Kim Sangkyung) who sees a film that he believes was based on his life, and who meets the actress from the film hoping to turn their onscreen relationship into reality. Hong Sangsoo employs his style to create two compelling and truthful looks at human emotion and behavior.


High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation

Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

Newly translated optional English subtitles

Newly filmed introductions to both films by Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns

Interviews with Kim Sangkyung, Lee Kiwoo and Uhm Jiwon, the stars of Tale of Cinema

Introduction to Woman is the Future of Man by director Martin Scorsese

The Making Woman is the Future of Man, a featurette on the film s production

Interviews with the actors of Woman is the Future of Man

Stills gallery

Original trailers

Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Scott Saslow

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the films by Michael Sicinski

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