Two films by South Korean Director Hong Sang-Soo will be shown.
In Another Country
Legendary French actress Isabelle Huppert stars in the first English-language film from master Hong Sang-soo. In a triptych of overlapping stories, three different French women (a filmmaker, an adulterer, and a divorce — all played by Huppert) visit a small Korean resort town and encounter a flirtatious director, a lovestruck lifeguard, and far too much soju. Hong’s latest tale(s) of love, lust, and misunderstanding is an effortless, laugh-out-loud comedy that plays like a lost French New Wave classic.
The Day He Arrives
Seongjun is a former film director who travels to Seoul to meet a close friend. When the friend doesn’t show, he wanders the city where he runs into an actress he used to know, shares a drink with some film students and visits his ex-girlfriend’s apartment. The next 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.
Ticket prices are $7 (general admission), $6 (faculty/staff), $5 (senior citizens), and $4 (students).
To purchase tickets, please call the box office at 574.631.2800 or visit performingarts.nd.edu.
Originally published at al.nd.edu.