Right Now, Wrong Then (South Korea, 2015)
A man and a woman sitting at a table
Film Screening
Wed, June 06, 2018 7 pm CEST, Lecture

As part of the exhibition »DIA-LOGOS. Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria« the ZKM presents the film »Right Now, Wrong Then« in the Kinemathek Karlsruhe. The film screening will be followed by an interview with Bettina Korintenberg (curatorial assistant and project manager of the exhibition). 

How does a romantic encounter change, in which everything goes wrong under different circumstances? 

The film director Ham and the artist Yoon meet by chance in a temple and spontaneously spend the day together. In the end, Yoon is sad, Ham extremely irritated. Hong Sang-soo's film »Right Now, Wrong Then« starts again in the middle – and is just a variation of the first part. Right and wrong are actually two oppositional sizes, + and –,  in this film however rather than a and b to read. These are quantities that mark more a difference than moral categories. And as much as each of the two parts stands for itself, a large part of pleasure lies in the tension between repetition, variation and combination – under the quiet control of chance. He wants Yon to come to the screening of Ham's film at the end. 

A film by Hong Song-soo with Jung Jae-young, Kim Min-hee and Youn Yuh-hung, Digital, 121 min. 


Please note: The film will be shown in Korean with German subtitles.

Organization / Institution
ZKM | Karlsruhe und Kinemathek Karlsruhe