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Hong Sangsoo adds another unassuming, poetic film to his oeuvre, which is now considered one of the greatest in contemporary cinema. Kim Minhee plays Areum, an observer of social folly much like the director himself. She sits in a coffee shop with her laptop, all the while writing down the interactions of its patrons. Questions emerge about the context, chronology and even veracity of the various conversations… Playful, mysterious and profound, this is typical Hong—in other words, a masterpiece.