On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate

On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate ★★★★

In, On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate - one of Hong Sang-soo's earlier films where the narrative is still visible and there are no zoom-ins to be found, an actor is fired from his job.

Dejected and clueless he journey's to an old friend and two sexual encounters that somehow evoke the remembrance of each other in this hollow human being whose feelings are as futile as his stranded movements through life.

Yet again, Hong Sang-soo challenges facts and fiction, lies and deceit, and above all past and present and how they are intertwined with each other.