The bride and groom kiss at the wedding hall. Not all the guests are wearing masks. A, who is in a field of film, reckons it strange, and then B, a friend of A, tells him the pandemic has been completely over and asks A how could not know it. At that moment, A wakes up from his dream. The situation never ends up, and the world heads toward an unpredictable future for a new life.
Despite the fact that the present does not offer perspectives, the idea of recording the present has always obsessed filmmakers. What images will remain of a time as particular as the one the world is going through and which would be the best to describe it? The director Im Heung-soon and his team finds a way to show the world, and these times, through the images and words of other people (most of them related to the audiovisual community from Koreans, Ghanaian, French, Argentine, British, Japanese, Indonesian, Indian, American and Canadian), creating a visual canvas as personal as it is universal. The nightmare, or dream from which we hope to wake up soon, that humanity is going through, finds in the film HUG a beautiful and powerful description. The universe, despite its problems (the same old and the current ones) is still as alive as before, with its protests, small joys, colors and daily sufferings. The images that the director chooses to show on HUG work as an antidote to all the evils of this beautiful and terrible world we live in. (Sung MOON)
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