Following Things That I Learn From Youand It's Not Over Yet, this is the third in a loose trilogy of films that trace the meandering journey and sometimes fraying friendship of musical duet J and Joy 20. Middle-aged singer Yu Jun-sang and much younger guitarist Lee Jun-hwa head to Japan on a whim (everything here is whimsical) to shoot a video for their latest (unfinished) song, at a time when the pair's working and personal relationship is in flux.
This metacinematic making-of film shows both the music video and Spring Song itself gradually taking shape from Jun-sang's apparently arbitrary ideas. It is also a deadpan joy from start to finish, with a rich layer of underlying melancholy, as what seems very simple is full of slyly sophisticated self-referentiality, while calmly addressing the ravages of change.
Spring Song is screening as part of the London Korean Film Festival.
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