The Day He Arrives

Part of Korean Cinema Showcase (2011)
Sunday, December 11, 2011, 4:00 p.m.

Dir. Hong Sang-soo. 2011, 79 mins.

With Kim Sang-Jung, Yu Jun-Sang. In the latest from master filmmaker Hong Sang-soo, Sungjoon, a director who no longer makes films, heads to Seoul to meet a friend. He runs into an actress he used to know, shares a drink with some young film students, and against his better judgment, heads to his ex’s house. The next day, or perhaps some other day, Sungjoon finally meets his friend. They go to a bar whose owner bears a striking resemblance to his ex. The next day goes very much like the first; the one after that, the same. Eventually, Sungjoon has no other choice than to face his “today.”

Free with Museum admission.