Day After, The (2017): Korean Hong Sang-soo’s Relationships Drama

Written, produced, and directed by the prolific South Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo, The Day After is one of his weaker features.

World-premiering in competition at the 2017 Cannes Film Fest, The Day After offers an intimate yet earnest look at two relationships in a state of chaos and turmoil.

Festival Director

Hong made his directorial debut in 1996, at age 35, with The Day a Pig Fell into the Well. In 2004, Woman is the Future of Man was his first film to screen in competition at the Cannes Film Fest.

Hong has received the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2010 Cannes Film Fest for Hahaha, the Silver Leopard Award for Best Director at the 2013 Locarno Film Fest for Our Sunhi, and the Golden Leopard at the 2015 Locarno Film Fest for Right Now, Wrong Then.

Cast
Kwon Hae-hyo as Kim Bong-wan
Kim Min-hee as Song Ah-reum
Kim Sae-byuk as Lee Chang-sook
Jo Yoon-hee as Song Hae-joo