In Our Day

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64th TIFF: Greek Premiere

“Don't look for meaning,” as a character says in Hong Sang-Soo’s latest film. This phrase is also the passe-partout that unlocks the entire work of the prolific South Korean auteur, since his audience is invited to infer the meaning hidden in the less obvious places, between the folds of the cumbersome reality, eliminating (or perhaps ignoring) narrative linearity. In this still-life film, a 40-year-old woman meets a man nearing the end of his life; their fragile, fragmented, unassuming connection prompts us to savor the elusiveness of happiness and thus fall in love with the enigmatic (anything but) dead time.

Screening Schedule
STAVROS TORNES
17 April 2024 19:45
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Direction: Hong Sangsoo
Script: Hong Sangsoo
Cinematography: Hong Sangsoo
Editing: Hong Sangsoo
Sound: Hong Sangsoo
Music: Hong Sangsoo
Actors: Ki Joobong, Kim Minhee, Song Sunmi, Park Miso, Ha Seongguk, Kim Seungyun
Production: Jeonwonsa Film Co.
Producers: Hong Sangsoo
Production Design: Hong Sangsoo
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 84'
Distribution in Greece: Ama Films
Contact: Finecut Co. Ltd.

Hong Sangsoo

Hong Sang-soo was born in 1960 in Seoul and studied filmmaking at Chungang University before receiving a BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts and an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. He made an astounding debut with his first feature film The Day a Pig Fell into a Well in 1996. Since then, through the 12 films, he has written and directed, Hong has consistently enjoyed exploring the complex architecture beneath his characters’ seemingly random lives. Renowned for his unique cinematographic language and aesthetics in filmmaking, Hong Sang-soo is one of the most established auteurs in contemporary Korean cinema.

Filmography

1996 The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well
2000 Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors
2004 Woman Is the Future of Man
2008 Night and Day
2010 Oki’s Movie
2012 In Another Country
2014 Hill of Freedom
2017 On the Beach at Night Alone
2018 Grass
2020 The Woman Who Ran
2022 The Novelist's Film
2023 In Our Day