The new restoration is now playing in our Virtual Cinema!

We are pleased to offer our Film at Lincoln Center audience the chance to see the new restoration of Woman on the Beach, in partnership with Grasshopper Film, as part of our Hong Sangsooo mini-retrospectiveYour screening rental will support FLC, and help us in our mission to remain a vibrant center for cinema culture once this turbulent period is behind us. This offer is for a limited time only.

Price: $12 (50% of proceeds support Film at Lincoln Center)

Rental Period: 3 Days

Member Discount: Film at Lincoln Center members will receive $2 off their screening purchase. Not a member? Become one today and then contact members@filmlinc.org to receive your exclusive discount code.

Technical Support: Every film released in our Virtual Cinema is available through the individual distributor’s websites and streaming services. The link to rent and view the film will take you to their website, but a portion of your virtual rental will help support FLC. If you are having technical issues, please read this FAQ or contact through this form.


After a creatively blocked filmmaker Jung-rae (Seung-woo Kim) convinces his friend to join him on a brief holiday to finish a script, he begins an affair with the friend’s girlfriend, Mun-suk (Hyun-jung Go). Customary in Hong’s doubled-narrative structures, the film’s second half inverts this triangle when Jung-rae returns to the beach and meets Sun-hee (Seon-mi Song), a woman who resembles Mun-suk. Woman on the Beach revisits the kind of listless coastal resort town of The Power of Kangwon Province, but now during their wintry offseason, where Hong deftly captures the subtle layers of monotony, humor and sadness that connect Jung-rae’s two trips. A new 4K restoration completed by the Korean Film Archive from the original 35mm negative. An NYFF44 selection. A Grasshopper Film release. 

Watch a special discussion on Hong Sangsoo at our first-ever Members Film Club, plus a never-before-seen archival Q&A of the director discuss Woman on the Beach at the 44th New York Film Festival in 2006. Interested in joining our membership community? Learn more here.


Cinema Guild is making the following Hong Sangsoo titles available to rent on their channel at a discounted price: Grass (2019) $1.99, Hotel by the River (2019) $1.99, The Day After (2018) $0.99, Claire’s Camera (2017) $0.99, On the Beach at Night Alone (2017) $0.99, The Day He Arrives (2011) $0.99.