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In Our Day

“As warm and wise as it is simple and languid.” – NYT

“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.” – Variety

“For Hong Sang-oo, In Our Day is a gesture toward recognizing the beautiful, awful, and uncanny.” – Slant Magazine

Synopsis:

Sangwon (Kim Minhee), an actress recently returned to South Korea, is temporarily staying with her friend, Jungsoo (Song Sunmi), and her cat, Us. Elsewhere in the city, the aging poet Uiju (Ki Joobong) 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 (Park Miso) and Uiju, by a young actor, Jaewon (Ha Seongguk). Each of them wants to learn about a career in the arts. But they also have bigger questions. Both Sangwon and Uiju have ramyun noodles for lunch and they both add hot pepper paste to their ramyun noodles, not a very common thing to do. As our friends talk and drink the day away, similarities between these encounters multiply and we begin to realize they may be more than just mere coincidence.

100% on Rotten Tomatoes