Review by: Mut Asheru
Hey ladies, have you ever had a crush you wanted to make a move on? Of course you have. This year’s Busan International Film Festival (BIFF 2017) showcased Korean indie HIT THE NIGHT which follows screenwriter Ga-young (played by director Ga-young Jeong) on her trek to make that man hers. She pretends to interview Jin-hyuk (played by Jong-hwan Park ) under the pretense of research for a new romance film she’s developing. It becomes evident early on that Mr. floats her boat. Can she, during the course of the interview, turn the tide in her favor?
BIFF 2017 goers we’re treated to this simple, yet engaging story of will she get her man. The intimate set and warm lighting aptly set the mood of hopefulness as we’re drawn into the character’s emotional cat-n-mouse. I have to give kudos to director Ga-young Jeong for a well told story that in other hands could have been a boring snooze. Casting and script win out here. The actors are real to the touch and their conversation is pleasingly realistic. Their chemistry is palpable and pretty darn tasty.
Awards: Busan International Film Festival (2017) – Korean Cinema Today