Born On This Day — October 25, 1960

Hong Sang Soo - Umbrella

Some things I come across in everyday life sparks curiosity in me. My films are a way for me to unravel these things.

I start with a very ordinary, banal situation, and this situation usually has something in it that makes me feel strongly. It’s a stereotypical feeling, but very strong. I have this desire to look at it… Perhaps it’s a blind feeling. I put it on the table, and I look at it. I open up, and these pieces surface. They are not related, they conflict with each other. But I try to find a pattern that makes all these pieces fit into one.

—Hong Sang-Soo