Reviews: The Day He Arrives (2012)

Reviews for this film from our members:

  • Roderick Heath @ Ferdy on Films
    • Excerpt: Sang-soo Hong’s work reflects an implicit irony similar to some far more showy variations on similar ideas, like Fellini’s 8½ (1963) or Minnelli’s Two Weeks in Another Town (1962) (Hong’s film could aptly be called “One Week In Another Town”) in that it takes as its theme the loss of artistic passion and inspiration, whilst revealing how fluidic and confident his artistry is in rejecting familiar motives and objects in creative endeavour.
  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: Hong Sangsoo’s 2011 feature The Day He Arrives is a strange, mysterious, and engrossing exercise in philosophical filmmaking, with echoes of Luis Bunuel and Alain Resnais, and yet also completely in its own realm. the pseudo-Groundhog Day scenario sees a group of friends and acquaintances repeating the same events several days in a row, each time slightly changing, only partially aware that the world is carrying on without them.
  • [New – 12/13] | Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies
    • Excerpt: … never gets around to suggesting what it’s about (which isn’t necessarily a problem); it also never makes a case as to why we should care (which is a problem).

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