Legendary French actress Isabelle Huppert stars in the first English-language film from South Korean master Hong Sang-soo “the love child Antonioni and Hou Hsiao-hsien never had” (VILLAGE VOICE). In a triptych of overlapping stories, three different French women (a filmmaker, an adulterer and a divorce — Huppert, Huppert and... Huppert) visit a small Korean resort town and encounter a flirtatious director, a lovestruck lifeguard and far too much soju. Hong’s latest tale(s) of love, lust and misunderstanding, IN ANOTHER COUNTRY is an effortless, laugh-out-loud comedy that plays like a lost French New Wave classic.
Official Selection - Cannes Film Festival - 2012
“Hong Sang-soo’s intricate new comedy of broken romance reaches exquisite heights of self-mocking pathos, painterly finesse, and symbolic density.”
-Richard Brody, NEW YORKER
“Isabelle Huppert has reached that magical point where she gives a thrill of delight simply by showing up, her decades of great performances seeming to hover around her like a halo.”
-Farran Smith Nehme, NEW YORK POST
“IN ANOTHER COUNTRY is at once a comedy of manners and an oblique commentary on the power of cinema to expose and alter reality.”
-A.O. Scott, NEW YORK TIMES
Directed by Hong Sang-soo. Unrated.
South Korea, 2012, Digital Projection, 89minutes, Color, English and Korean with English Subtitles.