Hong, who won a Tiger award in 1997 with his feature debut The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well, has for years made films about men wrestling with themselves. Here it is in the playful form of a comic-romantic four-part story about making a film, set around a Korean film school with all its machinations and gossiping.
While Professor Song has declared film dead as art, Jingu - a thoughtful, dipsomaniac filmmaker in crisis - tries to stay on his feet in a three-cornered relationship with female student Oki. Despite financial problems, Jingu manages to make a short film, after which he is thrown to the lions in a hilariously embarrassing Q&A in the cinema.
Apart from being a successful comedy, Oki’s Movie is also a plea to regard film as art and to throw overboard such restrictions as having a theme. Most memorable is the scene in a classroom where Jingu and Oki bombard the professor with questions: 'Am I a good person?' and 'What do you most want to do in life?'

Original title
Oki-eui younghwa
Filmmaker
Country
South Korea
Year
2010
Medium
35mm
Length
80’
Language
Korean
Producer
Kim Kyounghee
Production Company
Jeonwonsa Film Co.
Sales
Finecut Co, Ltd
Writer
Hong Sangsoo
Cinematography
Jee Yune-Jeong, Park Hong-Yeol
Editor
Hahm Sung-Won
Sound Design
Kim Mir
Music
We Zong-Yun
Cast
Lee Sun-Kyun