After bringing one of the year’s best films so far to Berlinale with On the Beach at Night Alone, Hong Sang-soo is returning to Cannes with his second and third films of 2017. Along with his Isabelle Huppert re-team Claire’s Camera, which was actually shot at Cannes last year, the director will also be in competition with the black-and-white drama The Day After.
Starring Kwon Hae-hyo and Kim Sae-byeok, along with Kim Min-hee (who is also in Claire’s Camera), the first trailer has now arrived. The story follows a woman who begins a job at a publisher, but gets involved in his boss’ affair when the boss’ wife mistakes her for his his mistress, a co-worker who he actually just broke things off with. As seen in the first trailer, we find the boss walking around empty streets as he reflects on the memories of his affair.
Check out the trailer and poster below.
It is Areum’s first day of work at a small publisher. Her boss Bongwan loved and recently broke up with the woman who previously worked there.
Today too, the married Bongwan leaves home in the dark morning and sets off to work.
The memories of the woman who left weigh down on him.
That day Bongwan’s wife finds a love note, bursts into the office, and mistakes Areum for the woman who left.
The Day After premieres in competition at Cannes Film Festival.