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Time Out New York Project: Issue #751, February 18โ€“February 24, 2010

Like You Know It All
Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-sooโ€™s latest follows a movie director (of course) as he gets into the kind of awkward social situations that would suit Curb Your Enthusiasm. What starts as a laugh-out-loud look at film festivals becomes more introspective when the protagonist visits his mentor on Jeju Island. Itโ€™s a cringe-inducing comedy and an incisive drama all in one.โ€”KU

Persรฉcution
Romain Duris smolders his way through Patrice Chรฉreauโ€™s study of a wayward Parisian dealing with a love-struck male stalker (Jean-Hugues Anglade) and an adoring frazzled girlfriend (Charlotte Gainsbourg). Duris walking down the street to Antony and the Johnsons song makes the city on the Seine โ€” tinged with green and gray โ€” unbearably melancholy; this is a small-scale opera, emotionally raw and quietly devastating.โ€”KU



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