The Woman Who Ran – review

Gamhee asks if she likes meeting up with people as its what we do, Younghwa replies ‘Its needed’ and its such a relevant moment and poignant under the certain circumstances we find ourselves in.

While her husband is on a business trip, Gamhee (Kim Minhee) meets three of her friends. She visits the first two at their homes, and the third she encounters by chance at a theater. While they make friendly conversation, as always, several currents flow independently above and below the surface of the sea.

In one of the very first scenes in the film Gamhee meet the first of the three friends, Youngsoon (Seo Younghwa), Gamhee asks if she likes meeting up with people as its what we do, Younghwa replies 'Its needed' and its such a relevant moment and poignant under the certain circumstances we find ourselves in. In the second encounter Gamhee meets with Suyoung (Song Seonmi) who having recently moved to a fun neighborhood, she wants to enjoy life. Years ago, she and Gamhee used to live a somewhat wild life. Finally Gamhee meets Woojin (Kim Saebyuk) by chance, who is able to apologize for a wrong she did in the past seems she has been waiting for this opportunity for a long time.

The film itself is short but the film skips along nicely the camera just zooming in and out maybe a slight movement to focus on a character but the emphasis being on the actors and the script rather than sweeping movements. A film that's worth a repeat viewing to take from the undercurrents of what is being said and try to piece together if this is a film about a woman running from or to something. Still Director Hong Sangsooa delivers a very delightful tale.

The film is at the Curzon cinema and Home Cinema now, and then MUBI from 20th.

4 / 5 stars     

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