The 24th feature from Hong Sangsoo, The Woman Who Ran follows Gamhee (Kim Minhee), who has three separate encounters with friends while her husband is on a business trip. Youngsoon is divorced, has given up meat and likes to garden in her backyard. Suyoung has a crush on her architect neighbor and is being hounded by a young poet she met at the bar. Woojin works for a movie theater. Their meeting is polite, but strained. Before long, their shared history bubbles to the surface. With characteristic humor and grace, Hong takes a simple premise and spins a web of interconnecting philosophies and coincidences. The Woman Who Ran is a subtle, powerful look at dramas small and large faced by women everywhere.
“…the work of a master.” — A.O. Scott, New York Times
Korean (with English subtitles)