"For Hong Sangsoo, IN OUR DAY is a gesture toward recognizing the beautiful, awful, and uncanny." - Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine

"The film becomes a kind of extended romantic riff on the idea that even when separated, two people can be having consonant, resonant experiences. Even a day spent apart can be “our” day." - Jessica Kiang, Variety

A Film Center favorite: School of the Art Institute of Chicago alum Hong Sang-soo (MFA 1989) delivers some of his “loveliest cinematic moments in years” (Playlist) with this modest marvel. Sangwon, an actress recently returned to South Korea, is temporarily staying with her friend Jungsoo, and her cat, Us. Elsewhere in the city, the aging poet Uiju lives alone, his cat having recently passed away. On this ordinary day, each of them has a visitor: Sangwon is visited by her cousin, Jisoo, and Uiju, by an actor, Jaewon. The visitors talk and drink the day away (Sang-soo loves a cinematic tipple), revealing similarities between the parties. Using deceptively elaborate shots to articulate the simplest of pleasures, IN OUR DAY offers a reflection of what matters most. Film Center exclusive. 

Awards & Nominations

Closing Night Film, Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival
Official Selection - New York Film Festival

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu