The Day He Arrives
aka Bukchon Banghyang First screened in February 2019
Director: Hong Sang-soo. Cast: Yoo Jun-sang, Kim Sang-joong, Kim Bo-kyung, Song Seon-mi, Park Soo-min, Kim Eui-sung, Ahn Jae-hong, Bae Yoo-ram, Jeong Ji-hyeong, Gi Ju-bong, Baek Jong-hak, Baik Hyun-jin, Go Hyun-jung. Screenplay: Hong Sang-soo. Twitter Capsule:
A jewel that finally inspires my adoration for a director many of you love. Slippery, funny, moving, insightful.
"Originality" and "risk" are tricky concepts since Hong purposely repeats himself, but this is an especially lithe, sharp version of his unique mode.