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Night and Day (Bam gua nat)
Anthology is thrilled to present the New York Theatrical Premiere Run of NIGHT AND DAY by gifted Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo, who has established himself as world cinema's poet of male narcissism, desire, and neurosis. For more than a decade now he has been quietly but consistently turning out a series of films that are somehow both self-effacing and bold, behavioral and formally experimental, including masterpieces such as VIRGIN STRIPPED BARE BY HER BACHELORS, TURNING GATE, and TALE OF CINEMA. His most recent film to hit North American shores (the feverishly prolific Hong has already… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The South Korean director Hong Sang-soo unleashes yet another emotionally stunted antihero in Night and Day, a rambling study of male arrested development."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Very Korean in its emotional content, while also preserving a quizzical distance that is quite French, pic is one of his lightest and most easily digestible metaphysical meals to date."
‑ Derek Elley, Variety
"An intriguing look at a hedonist in the midst of a midlife crisis, a creep whose dalliances and denial slowly catch up with him."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"[Crafts] a portrait that's at once highly specific and yet effortlessly attuned to life's inherent disorder."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Which of the protagonist's interactions are real and which are artist's fancy? Hong never lets on, preferring to set character and audience adrift within his motion-picture Rorschach test."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
"Our muscular antihero protagonist turns out to be the lost soul from Seoul, whose utterances of love and seemingly sincere actions always remain suspect."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Ah, to be middle aged, footloose, and fancy free!"
‑ Kent Turner,
"A well-wrought Korean film about a middle-aged painter's infatuation with a pretty young art student."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Finally, he arrives at a masterfully deployed bit of third-act rug-pulling so unexpected that it may be Hong's way of saying we are all stumbling toward an uncertain horizon."
‑ Scott Foundas, Village Voice
"touches on such diverse subjects as religion, North Korea, and the world of dreams"
‑ Chris Cabin,
"Following his most even-handed exploration of male-female sexual conflict in Woman on the Beach, Hong Sang-soo hurtles full-bore into the subjectivity of the horny man with Night and Day."
‑ Kevin Lee, Slant Magazine
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