Masters of Asian Cinema: “The Day After,” Nov. 13
The next Masters of Asian Cinema film is The Day After, which screens at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay Street.)
The Day After is one of three films the prolific Hong Sang-soo released in 2017. Like many Hong films, this movie focuses on characters in creative professions, in this case a famous author and publisher who hires a new employee, played by Kim Min-hee (who starred in The Handmaiden). Over the course of the film, more is learned about the publisher’s former employee, his wife, and Kim’s character. In typical Hong style, there are subtle games within this narrative that keep the audience guessing throughout the film. The result is a lighthearted film with serious undertones.
Co-sponsored by Western Libraries and the Pickford Film Center, the Masters of Asian Cinema series continues the rich tradition that began with the Masters of Japanese Cinema series, one of the Pickford's longest running and most popular series. Each film in the Masters of Asian Cinema series begins with an introduction from select speakers including local professors, artists, and educators. Series curator and librarian from Western Washington University, Jeff Purdue, will introduce The Day After.