Synopsis by Mark Deming
Four stories are connected by a series of tangled romantic relationships in this comedy-drama from South Korean filmmaker Sang-soo Hong. In the first segment, Jingu (Lee Sun-kyun) is a filmmaker who isn't getting along with his wife and isn't feeling very good about his career. Before Jingu is subjected to a contentious interview with a journalist who is close friends with his former girlfriend, he has a long talk with Song (Moon Sung-keun), a professor of film studies, about the sad state of the art form. In chapter two, we move back in time to Jingu's days as a film student when he was infatuated with one of his classmates, Oki (Jung Yumi), who is suspected of having an affair with Song. The third part also deals with Jingu and Oki's college days; after a snowstorm hits the campus, they're the only students to show up for Song's lecture, and instead of class work they spend the hour talking philosophically. The final segment is done in the form of a student film, in which Oki makes an experimental short about her attraction to a fellow student as well as one of her professors. Ok-hui-ui yeonghwa (aka Oki's Movie) received its North American debut at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.