Film: The Day He Arrives

Extra Credit Opportunity for HDFS 5440 Students

The Day He Arrives (Hong Sang-soo, 2011)

Fri, June 29–Sat, June 30, 2012  |  7:00PM

(click to go to Wexner site for complete details including showtimes and student cost)

From Wexner: Full of coincidences and repetitions, the story follows a young filmmaker who returns to Seoul to visit an old friend. He engages in some typical activities when revisiting a familiar city: encountering familiar faces on the street, meeting people in restaurants, going out drinking, and having emotional encounters with ex-lovers. But the next day, he finds himself running into the same people and drinking at the same bars. The encounters aren’t identical, but intriguing parallels start to emerge. Hong’s funniest film to date establishes patterns that set up a playful storytelling game, which he invites us to join. (79 mins., 35mm)




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