SUNRISE/SUNSET

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SUNRISE/SUNSET
Director: 
Ougie Pak
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2019
Runtime: 
50 minutes

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After failing his university entrance exams for the third year in a row, Min Suk, a directionless twenty-something Korean man, travels to New York to visit his long-distance girlfriend Yeon Jae. Over the course of a rollercoaster week, he experiences both the thrill of losing himself in a new city and the bitter realization that his relationship is gradually imploding. A romantic, outsider’s view of New York shot in elegiac black and white, Sunrise/Sunset perfectly captures the wonder and disorientation that comes with being a stranger adrift in a strange land. (courtesy of BAMcinemaFest)

"Top 50 Most Anticipated American Films of 2019” -- Filmmaker Magazine

“An extremely transporting piece... wonderful performances and a really fresh feeling for shooting New York” -- BAM Film

“...captures the beauty and loneliness of [NYC] in gorgeous black-and-white photography” -- Filmmaker Magazine

“breezy but bittersweet... quite affecting” -- Art Forum

“a bittersweet romantic escapade worth taking” -- Hammer to Nail

“gaze[s] on New York as a foreign metropolis, with an exoticizing remove and a feeling of being lost in translation” -- The Film Stage