TIFF 2017: New Images and Clip from Hong Sang Soo’s The Day After
Prolific Korean master Hong Sangsoo’s conversational comedy of errors, The Day After, intertwines the stories of an unfaithful publishing company manager and his new assistant, whom his wife mistakes as his former lover.
Hang Sangsoo’s ‘Right Now, Wrong Then’ won the top prize, the Golden Leopard, at the 2015 Locarno Film Festival, the three films he made after that; ‘Yourself and Yours’, ‘On the Beach at Night Alone’ and ‘Claire’s Camera’ received critical acclaim from around the world and so his upcoming film ‘The Day After’ is one of the highly anticipated films at TIFF 2017.
Cast: Kwon Haehyo, Kim Minhee, Kim Saebyuk, Cho Yunhee, Ki Jubong, Park Yeaju, Kang Taeu.
It is Areum’s first day of work at a small publisher. Her boss Bongwan loved and recently broke up with the woman who previously worked there. Today too, the married Bongwan leaves home in the dark morning and sets off to work. The memories of the woman who left weigh down on him. That day Bongwan’s wife finds a love note, bursts into the office, and mistakes Areum for the woman who left.
About the Director:
Hong Sangsoo made the astounding debut with his first feature film THE DAY A PIG FELL INTO THE WELL in 1996. Since then, through the 20 films that he wrote and directed, Hong has consistently enjoyed using a complex and highly ordered architecture under a seemingly random surface created by spontaneous circumstances in depicting the characters in his films. Renowned for his unique cinematographic language and unprecedented esthetics in filmmaking, Hong Sangsoo is considered as one of the most established auteurs in contemporary Korean cinema.
“THE DAY AFTER” WILL PREMIERE AT THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ON THURSDAY 7TH OF SEPTEMBER 2017 UNDER THE ‘MASTERS’ SECTION.
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