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2017 SDAFF Spring Showcase

Masters

Fresh from Toronto, Venice, and other prestigious international film festivals, these are premieres of works by the world’s best directors.


  1. THE LONG EXCUSE

    Miwa Nishikawa / Masters / Japan / 2016 / drama / 124 mins
    Celebrity writer Sachio Kinugasa was with another woman the moment his wife of 20 years died in a bus accident. The media circus surrounding the accident brings Sachio to the attention of the heartbroken Yoichi, whose wife also died. An unlikely friendship develops, with Sachio finding himself drawn to this sad sack, and to taking care of Yoichi’s two children.
    THE LONG EXCUSE

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Friday, April 21, 2017 5:20 pm


  2. THE NET

    Kim Ki-duk / Masters / South Korea / 2016 / drama, thriller / 114 mins
    A North Korean fisherman drifts into Southern waters when his engine breaks down. Absurd and harrowing, the ensuing face-off between innocent and his interrogators reveals the human cost of sovereignty and the lengths that one man will go to provide for and return to his family.
    THE NET

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Saturday, April 22, 2017 8:10 pm


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    YOURSELF AND YOURS

    Hong Sang-soo / Masters / South Korea / 2016 / comedy, drama, romance / 86 mins
    Minjung could be a romantic, a liar, a drunk, a twin, or a mere figment of the male narcissist’s imagination. But tell that to the men in her life, from a boyfriend who can’t tolerate the rumors about her, to the passerby on the street who swear they’ve met her before. As the men cycle through, their insecurities are refracted through Minjung’s prism-like identities, creating a delightful game of misrecognition that make her a classic Hong Sang-soo heroine.
    YOURSELF AND YOURS

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 5:45 pm

    YOURSELF AND YOURS

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 7:50 pm