The Day a Pig Fell into the Well

1996 / 117' / Korea / In Korean with Chinese and English subtitles / Color

★ 1996 The Blue Dragon Awards - Best New Director and Best New Actress

★ 1997 International Film Festival Rotterdam - Tiger Awards (Best Film)

★ 1997 Berlin International Film Festival

Hong Sangsoo follows four people in their 30s through the streets of Seoul. Disillusionment slowly takes hold of this 80s generation who fought for political freedom, only to now find themselves adrift in an unrecognisable brave new world.

While quite different in style to his later more minimalist films, what is immediately apparent in this debut is Hong’s ability to put very real human beings, warts and all, onscreen. Hong’s trademark self-deprecating compassion uncannily generates wistful magic. Profound meaning is conjured out of the thin air of everyday living. A landmark in Korean cinema.

Cast: Kim Euisung, Park Jinsung, Cho Eunsook, Lee Eungkyeong, Song Kangho

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The Cinematheque・Passion is located at Travessa da Paixão which is a narrow and romantic bystreet branching off the famous World Heritage Site "Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral" (the "St. Paul's Cathedral Site") in the Historic Centre of Macau. A three-storey building equipped with ticket office, screening room, control room, film information room and exhibition space.
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