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Quite by accident, a film director arrives in town a day early. With time to kill before his lecture, he stops by a restored palace and meets a fledgling artist. She’s never seen any of his films, but knows he’s famous. They talk, they go to her workshop to look at her paintings, and they have sushi and soju. More conversation follows, along with more drinks, and then an awkward get-together with friends where all sorts of secrets are revealed. All the while, they may or may not be falling for each other. Then, quite unexpectedly, we begin again, but now things appear somewhat different. An uncanny romantic comedy, Right Now, Wrong Then is a deliciously intricate masterwork from filmmaker Hong Sangsoo.


• Lost in the Mountains (2009, 31 minutes), a short film by Hong Sangsoo

• Video intro by filmmaker/critic Dan Sallitt (25 min.)

• Press Conference with director Hong Sangsoo and actress Kim Minhee at the 68th Locarno Film Festival

• Theatrical Trailer