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Directed by Hong Sang-soo

South Korea, France 2017 70 mins. In Korean, French, English

One of three films by Hong Sang-soo in this year’s festival, Claire’s Camera was shot during the Cannes Film Festival while actresses Isabelle Huppert and Kim Min-hee were there to present other films. Manhee (Min-hee) plays a film sales agent whose life takes a turn when she runs into Claire (Huppert), a teacher who loves taking photographs of everyone she meets with her Polaroid camera. Claire’s photos kick-start a chain of events fueled by chance, alcohol, and wry humor. “The eternal question of whether cinema, and art in general, can make a difference in people’s lives gets a light-hearted affirmative answer in [this] breezy celebration of the mysterious power of filmmaking.” —Hollywood Reporter. In Korean, French, and English with subtitles.

Filmography: Yourself and Yours (2016), Right Now, Wrong Then (2015), Hill of Freedom (2014), Our Sunhi (2013), Nobody’s Daughter Haewon (2013), In Another Country (2012), The Day He Arrives (2011), Night and Day (2008), Woman on the Beach (2006), Woman Is the Future of Man (2004)

Reviews: The House Next Door, Film Comment (round-up), Cinema Scope, Variety, Hollywood Reporter



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