She had been married for five whole years, during which she did not leave her house, and she did not sleep away from her husband for a single day, but in the end she decided to cut her isolation, and visit her old friends after being cut off from them for a time. the old?
The South Korean film “The Woman Who Ran” (2020) directed by Hong Sang-soo starts from the feature of trying to understand the woman and knowing what she thinks, in order to pave the viewer’s path until he reaches the depths of her heart, to stand on her pulse closely, At the same time, it opens a pathway for her mind, to see her view and understanding of things, as if Hong Sang Soo presents a road map to understanding the worlds of women, in order to win over her and her psychological and physical choices.
“Gam” .. returns to the worlds of her three friends
This is exactly what happened in the movie “The Woman Who Escaped”, where Hong relied on the exceptional performance of actress Kim Min-hee, who played the role of flower seller “Gam” (the character of the story), ensuring the harmony between the other characters and driving the main theme of the film.
The film tells the story of “Gam”, who decided to leave her home to visit her friends residing in the outskirts of the South Korean city of Seoul, to surround the life that she missed, and to learn about the worlds of her three friends whom she missed after a long estrangement. To relive her missed anecdotes and stand up for what they achieved in their professional and personal worlds, while at the same time making a peace deal with the mysterious past she lived.
The simple and complex “Game” .. Did you escape to reconcile with the past?
This is not the first time that the director has dealt with actress Kim Min Hee, as she had previously participated with him in many films that won international success, and turned for him into a lucky card, so he continued to bet on her.
On the other hand, she, on the other hand, did not disappoint him in any work, and performed in the movie “The Woman Who Escaped” the character of Gham with all its complexities, these complications that can be reflected in the simplicity that appeared in it, as the viewer cannot come out with a final opinion about whether she is naive or not. Wounded, cold or strong, does not show her failures to others even to her close friends, suffers silently and denies this to continue living, toying with the fact that she lost love, warmth and dreams in her marriage project that lasted five whole years, she never spent a day outside her home or away from her husband, She repeated a sentence that she mentioned many times to her friends when she promoted the causes of this isolation by saying: Her husband always tells her, “lovers must always remain attached.” Through this connection, Gam moved away from her old world completely, and made a complete break with him, but she returns to this world from New in order to be in the picture, reconcile with the past, and put some points on the letters.
Through this simple and profound treatment at the same time, the director leaves the door of interpretation open, through a number of questions that the recipient can ask after watching the film, which are: Are you really cloudy living an ideal life? And what exactly happened to her until she left and was cut off? Did she escape her world after discovering that her old friend, novelist Jung (Kun Hye-hyo) is having an affair with her friend Woojin (Sae-buek Kim)?
The important question that will be posed vigorously is: Is Gham the “woman who ran away” in this film; She escaped from her old world and her life and made herself a new life? She may have chosen her story very carefully.