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The Day After
Mistaken identity, infidelity and déjà vu figure into Hong Sang-soo’s wry black-and-white dramedy.
New York Film Festival Interview with Director Hong Sang-soo:
Mistaken identity, infidelity and déjà vu figure into Hong Sang-soo’s third 2017 collaboration with actress Kim Min-hee. Shot in moody black and white, this wry dramedy opens with book publisher Bongwan (Kwon Hae-hyo) fending off his wife’s heated accusations of infidelity. At the office, it’s the first day for his new assistant, Areum (Kim Min-hee), whose predecessor was Bongwan’s lover.
With the characters entangled across multiple timelines through an intricate geometry of desire, suspicion and betrayal, the end result is one of Hong’s most plaintive and philosophical works yet.
D: Hong Sang-soo, South Korea, 2017, Runtime: 1h32m
See all three in the mini-series!
South Korean director Hong Sang-soo is known for his brisk and prolific filmmaking, but he outdid himself in 2017 with three movies featuring actress Kim Min-Hee. This unofficial trilogy of intimate, dialogue-driven, and comic dramas (On the Beach at Night Alone, Claire’s Camera and The Day After ) screens on three consecutive Sundays at the Hop—sample one or the whole series!