South Korea

1. SF8South KoreaScience Fiction1 SN | 8 EPS

SYNOPSIS  Eight filmmakers envision the “perfect society” of the future.

WHAT  Sci Fi anthology series. Themes include artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and superpowers.

WHY  Regarded Korean equivalent of “Black Mirror.”

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2. Becoming Who I WasSouth KoreaDocumentary1 Hour 35 Mins

Cast out of his monastery and displaced in his reincarnation, a Ladakhi boy of noble birth must go in search of his past life in Tibet, with the help and sacrifice of his aging godfather.

3. GrassSouth KoreaDrama1 Hour 6 Mins

In this cinematic riddle of a film, Areum sits in a small café, typing on her laptop. Around her, customers enact various dramas from their lives. Is she writing what she hears or is she hearing what’s been written?

4. Hill of FreedomSouth KoreaDrama1 Hour 7 Mins

A woman receives a packet of letters from a man from her past. She drops the letters, scattering the contents. As the story unfolds she has to make sense of the chronology and the writer’s intent. A tale of love and longing from Hong Sangsoo.

5. Hotel by the RiverSouth KoreaDrama1 Hour 36 Mins

An aging poet summons his two estranged sons to an isolated hotel, where they entangle with two strikingly beautiful women. Shot in gauzy black and white, Hong Sang-soo’s poetic film offers a powerful meditation on love, family, and death.

6. InfluenzaSouth KoreaDrama28 Mins

From Bong Joon-ho, the Academy Award winning director of Parasite, Influenza tracks a man’s descent into a life of crime told entirely through CCTV footage. With Bong’s characteristic tension and twists, he brings you deep into his nightmare vision.

7. On the Beach at Night AloneSouth KoreaDrama1 Hour 41 Mins

Based on their real-life affair, Hong Sangsoo’s drama stars Kim Minhee as an actress reeling from an affair with a married film director. Consumed by thoughts of him, Younghee escapes to Hamburg and returns to Korea ready to face the crowd.

8. PajuSouth KoreaDrama1 Hour 51 Mins

When tragedy strikes, a young woman returns to her small town. She is reunited with her brother-in-law, but the relationship is strained when she learns new information about her sister’s death and her own emotions become increasingly complicated.

9. Woman on the BeachSouth KoreaRomance2 Hours 9 Mins

When filmmaker Joong-rae suffers from writer’s block, he travels to the coast to find inspiration. He falls for his friend’s girlfriend, the vivacious Moon-sook. Their affair doesn’t last long, but Joong-rae cannot get Moon-sook out of his head.

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