The Day He Arrives (Bukchon banghyang)

Unclassified 18+
Hong Sang-soo, 79 mins, South Korea, 2011, HD-CAM, B&W, Korean with English Subtitles. Courtesy: Fine Cut.

The Day He Arrives (Bukchon banghyang)
The Day He Arrives (Bukchon banghyang)
Seongjun, a film director, arrives in Seoul to meet a close friend. When the friend doesn't show up, Seongjun wanders the city aimlessly.

He runs into an actress he used to know, shares a drink with some film students and against his better judgment, heads to his ex-girlfriend's apartment.

The next day goes very much like the last; Seongjun meets the actress, has drinks with friends, and falls for woman who looks remarkably like his ex-girlfriend. Each new day plays out like a flimsy copy of the previous one, but only Seongjun knows why.

Infused with a playfulness and dry wit that recalls the films of Woody Allen and Eric Rohmer, The Day He Arrives is a delightful meditation on relationships, filmmaking and the unknowable forces that govern our lives.

Screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the 64th Cannes Film Festival, world-renowned auteur Hong Sang-soo (Oki's Movie, KOFFIA 2011) masterfully captures a wintery Seoul through a seductive sense of cinematic realism.

Dates   Wed 12 Sep 2012, 8.45pm
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