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THE DAY HE ARRIVES

South Korea, 2011 (MIFF 2011, Accent on Asia)

Director: Hong Sang-soo

THE DAY HE ARRIVES

Sungjoon, a film director who no longer makes films, goes to Seoul to meet a friend who doesn't show.

Lonely, he wanders among old haunts and bars. Amid the random circumstance of days spent in hard drinking and encountering strangers, acquaintances, and ex-lovers, Sungjoon confronts the unseen patterns shaping the contours of his own life.

MIFF regular Hong Sang-soo (Oki's Movie, MIFF 2011; Hahaha, MIFF 2010) returns with a droll existential work about a filmmaker facing a cycle of aimless days and nights. Or is it the same day, over and over?

"Hong refines his ever more refined miniatures with a consistency, delicacy and philosophical wit that make him comparable to the late Eric Rohmer." - Screen International

D/S Hong Sang-soo P Kim Kyounghee WS Finecut L Korean w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2011

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