At the start of this epistolary 2014 film by South Korean writer-director Hong Sang-soo—the prolific auteur’s 16th feature⁠—a sickly Korean woman drops a pile of letters written by her Japanese ex-boyfriend; the film then takes the form of a disorganized series of vignettes as she reads through them, making this a more literal representation of the emotional dislocation that tinges much of Hong’s work. The story centers on Mori (Ryo Kase), who travels to Seoul in hopes of starting a relationship with Kwon (Seo Young-hwa) after a two-year separation. Unable to get in touch with her, he spends his time with the nephew of his inn’s proprietor, Sang-won (Kim Eui-sung), and the owner of a nearby cafe, Young-sun (Moon So-ri), with whom he has a brief romantic affair. Hong’s movies are often likened to those of French master Eric Rohmer, but this recalls another, Alain Resnais, in how the narrative structure elegantly betrays the deceptive chronology of memory. Yet Hong’s influences are never oppressive; as always, the protagonist’s dilemma is realized through candid conversations and leisurely meals (though here there’s more wine than beer or Soju). In English and subtitled Korean and Japanese.