Preceded by a short guided meditation by Aparna Sadananda.
Films are often described as “meditations on” this or that, but rare is the film that feels like a meditation session itself. Such is the case with Night Walk. It was filmed over the course of several nocturnal strolls through Seoul’s Segeomjeong neighborhood, where the urban and natural works coexist in intriguing juxtaposition. Over these nearly abstract images, director Sohn Koo-yong superimposes his own drawings and excerpts from nature poems written during the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910). Night Walk is an utterly unique cinematic experience that can only be fully appreciated in the presence of others, inside a darkened theater. (Dir.: Sohn Koo-yong, Korea, 2023, 65 min., DCP, silent)