The Day He Arrives ★★★★½

Time passes imperceptibly in Hong Sangsoo's deeply personal tale of a filmmaker who, while waiting to meet an old friend, wanders the streets of Seoul and has a series of random encounters. Deftly plays with time and perception to create a portrait of coincidence and random chance as the director takes stock of the direction of a life that no longer seems to make sense, and the days begin to blend together.