This is soju! Hong Sang-soo films is soju. (Just as Ozu films is sake.)
If I’m no use to others, at least I make the most of life. I observe nature. Observing nature is better than playing backgammon. Or doing nothing.
There are filmmakers that “wants to be” (or recognized as) “the next Tarkovsky” (haven’t seen them all yet). But, for me, the only one that comes close to him isn’t even there… Abbas Kiarostami.
Not the surface (maybe)—the heart.