The Day After (Geu-hu) | Denver Film Society | Hong Sang-soo | South Korea

The Day After

Geu-hu

Hong Sang-soo

KoreanEnglish SubtitlesSouth Korea201792 min

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Overview

South Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo’s trademark discursive style is on display in this clever parable of (mostly bad) manners, told in flashback.

Kim Minhee gives a mesmerizing performance as Areum, who endures a long and difficult first day on the job at a publishing firm run by Bongwan (Kwon Haehyo). First her philandering new boss subjects her to an intrusive interview; then his enraged wife mistakes her for his lover. As the day progresses, so do her travails and Bongwan’s transgressions.

Shooting in black-and-white with long, rhythmic takes, Hong (Night and Day, DFF31; On the Beach at Night Alone, also playing in this year’s festival) revisits his signature themes—infidelity, the appetites of the flesh, philosophical inquiry and emotional upheaval—as his protagonist faces the consequences of his selfishness and self-deception.

Producer: Kang Taeu | Editor: Sung-Won Hahm | Cinematographer: Hyung-ku Kim | Screenwriter: Sang-soo Hong
Cast: Yunhee Cho, Ki Joabang, Min-hee Kim, Sae-byeok Kim, Hae-hyo Kwon

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