Hill of Freedom

Hill of Freedom (Ja-yu-eui eon-deok)

Directed by Hong Sang-soo | 2014 | 67 minutes | Not Rated | South Korea | Korean with English Subtitles, English

Grasshopper Film presents Hill of Freedom (Ja-yu-eui eon-deok) a South Korean drama film from auteur Hong Sang-soo!

Kwon (Seo Young-hwa) returns to Seoul from a restorative stay in the mountains. She is given a packet of letters left by Mori (Ryo Kase), who has come back from Japan to propose to her. As she walks down a flight of stairs, Kwon drops and scatters the letters, all of which are undated. When she reads them, she has to make sense of the chronology… and so must we.

Shot in the narrow alleys, petite cafes and beautiful hanok inns of Seoul’s historic Jong-ro district, a favorite Hong location, Hill of Freedom is a masterful, alternately funny and haunting, tale of love and longing from the great director.

Link to purchase tickets to stream this film in our Virtual Cinema will be available from Friday, June 12th (Thursday at Midnight) until Thursday, June 25th. To purchase and stream, click the button below!

A portion of every ticket purchased goes directly towards supporting Orange County’s only nonprofit Art-house theater. Tickets for Hill of Freedom are $12!


“Hong achieves a complexity akin to the grand historical meditations of Alain Resnais.” — Richard Brody, The New Yorker

“The prolific South Korean writer-director’s funniest work.” — Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, The AV Club

“One of Hong’s best films to date.” — Michael Sicinski, Cinema Scope