Hong Sang-soo's 13th film In Another Country
which stars French thesp Isabelle Huppert and is currently competing in the main section of the Cannes film festival where it hopes to nab some accolades this Sunday, has been acquired by Kino Lorber for distribution in the United States. While Hong has long been a reputable name on the festival circuit his films have not had much theatrical exposure with the exception of France. However, over the last six months things have started to heat up a little with the DVD release of 2008 feature Night and Day
, which was previously unavailable and the theatrical releases of both Oki's Movie
(2010) and The Day He Arrives
(2011) earlier this year courtesy of Cinema Guild.
With In Another Country Huppert takes on three different roles in a trio of similar stories each time as a different women named Anne who is visiting Korea under different circumstances. Given her presence and Hong's ever-increasing profile, this film may could easily expose him to a relatively larger audience. While there are been a few negative reviews, word on the pic is mostly good.
No word yet on a possible release date.
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