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IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE (South Korea) – Desert Film Society premiere , one-time screening

June 4, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am


After years of living abroad, a middle-aged former actress (Lee Hye-young) has returned to Seoul to reconnect with her past and perhaps make amends.  Over the course of one day in Seoul, via various encounters—including with her younger sister; a shopkeeper who lives in her converted childhood home; and, finally, a well-known film director with whom she would like to make a comeback—we discover her resentments and regrets, her financial difficulties, and it’s obvious there is much she is not revealing.  Her big secret is keeping her aloof from the world.  IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE finds the endlessly prolific Hong Sangsoo in a particularly contemplative mood; it’s a film that somehow finds that life is at once full of grace and a sick joke.

In her first role for Hong, Lee, a prominent theater and screen actress in South Korea, makes a captivating return to the big screen.  With IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE, Hong suggests that perhaps the most important things in this life are also the most immediate.

Genre:   Drama

Run time: 85 min

Country:  South Korea.

Language: Korean with English subtitles

Premiere:  Palm Springs / Coachella Valley

Director: /Writer:  Hong Sang-soo

Principal Cast: Yunhee Cho, Lee Hye-yeong, Hae-hyo Kwon

Website: http://www.cinemaguild.com/theatrical/infrontofyourface.html

Distributor:  The Cinema Guild



Cannes Film Festival

Official Selection – New York Film Festival


Tickets:  Free to 2022 DFS members.  Non-members $15 cash at the door.  Doors unlock at 9:30 AM for complimentary coffee.  Film begins promptly at 10:00.

Covid Restrictions:  Photo ID, Proof of full vaccination including booster shot,  Seating is socially distanced.  Please allow 2 empty seats between you and another party and do not sit directly behind anyone.


June 4, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Desert Film Society
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Palm Springs Cultural Center
2300 E. Baristo Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States
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