Comparisons to Hong are apt, with Jeong Ga Young's formalism feeling like it was grafted from Hong, yet her particularly slice of meta-fiction is pointed in its self-reflexivity- cinema used a therapeutic device to excavate one's cognitive experience. A cunning and clever conception, Heart displays a filmmaker undaunted by laying themselves bare for the viewer. The dichotomy often associated between selfishness and self-love is traversed, as Jeong Ga-Young deconstructs her own ethos, juxtaposing the meta sensibilities of her narrative with those outside of it, slowly revealing the disparity of her persona which exists between individual and communal acts of creation. A film which could frustrate some as much as it entices others, Jeong Ga-Young's Heart is undoubtably a singular work in many respects, one which is piercing yet playful in its intimate and auto-biographical observations about an artist in the process of creation
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