The controversy of The President's Last Bang was being played out in the courtrooms and in the entertainment news.
While staying on a remote southern island off Jeju-do, he and his girlfriend of the time agreed to come back and meet at the same motel exactly ten years in the future.
In Song's other works, such elements sometimes feel forced or self-consciously arty, but here they blend with the otherworldly presence of the island and add a sense of mystery.
Git (which means either a triangular flag or "feather" in Korean) is surprising in several respects.
In a year that has been lacking in unexpected discoveries, Git is an exciting find.
At its rousing premiere at the Green Film Festival in Seoul, a prominent Korean film critic told me it may be the best romance Korea has ever produced.