London Korean Film Night: The Day a Pig Fell into a Well (1996)


The title derives from John Cheeverm’s short story, and the film portrays a struggling novelist. Hyo-seop is a miserable novelist who has not yet published a single decent novel. While suffering from a sense of inferiority and victimhood for being treated as a third-class novelist, Hyo-seop falls madly in love with a married woman, Bo-kyung. Bo-kyung’s husband Dong-woo has mysophobia, a fear of germs, and often goes on a business trip to Jinju. However, he doesn’t trust Bo-kyung wholeheartedly. On the other hand, Minjae, a girl who works at a ticket booth in a movie theatre, dreams of marrying novelist Hyo-seop. She is a girl with some sense of vanity and illusion of becoming a novelist’s wife. She is happy as she helps Hyo-seop with editing his manuscript

*KFN Amplified No.3: Prior to the screening, film critic Tony Rayns will give a mini-lecture: ‘Introduction to Hong Sang-soo’

Director: Hong Sang-soo
Screening Date: April 16, 2015, 7pm
Theatre: Korean Cultural Centre UK

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