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IN ANOTHER COUNTRY

South Korea, 2012 (MIFF 2012, Accent on Asia)

Director: Hong Sang-soo

IN ANOTHER COUNTRY

“This is a visually eccentric and puppyishly funny film: the very best kind of odd.” - The Telegraph

MIFF regular Hong Sang-soo (Oki's Movie, MIFF 11; the Prix Un Certain Regard winning Hahaha, MIFF 10) returns with this delicate romantic comedy starring Isabelle Huppert as a Frenchwoman named Anne. And a Frenchwoman named Anne. And another Frenchwoman named Anne!

While hiding from the responsibilities of real life in the seaside town of Mohang, young film student Won-ju (Jung Yumi, Oki's Movie) starts to write a movie script. The story she pens focuses on Anne, a famous film director. Until the redrafts begin, at which point the story is now that of Anne, a married Frenchwoman having an affair with a Korean man (Kwon Hye-ho). After a third re-write, Anne is now a wealthy divorcée whose husband left her for his Korean secretary.

Screening in competition at Cannes, In Another Country is classic Hong in the playful way it uses meta-narratives and structure, here blurring the line between the three scripts - or is it just one? - and the ‘reality' of the film to comment on miscommunication and human interconnection.

D/S Hong Sang-soo P Kim Kyoung-hee WS Finecut L English, Korean w/English subtitles TD HD Cam/2012

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