In Another Country
In Another Country (Da-reun nara-eseo). 2012.
Written and Directed by Hong Sang-soo. With Isabelle Huppert, Yu Jun-sang, Jung Yu-mi, Yoon Yeo-jeong.
A young film student (Jung Yu-mi) and her mother (Yoon Yeo-jeong) run away seaside town of
Mohang to escape their mounting debt. The young woman begins writing a script for a short film in order to calm her nerves. Three women named Anne (Isabelle Huppert) appear, and each woman consecutively visits the seaside town of Mohang. The first Anne is a successful film director. The second Anne is a married woman secretly in an affair with a Korean man. The third Anne is a divorcee whose husband left her for a Korean woman. Each Anne stays at this small hotel, receives some assistance from the owner’s daughter, and ventures onto the beach where they meet a lifeguard (Yu Jun-sang). 88 min.
“Hong’s film rejoices in the capricious nature of romance and the samsaric ebb and flow of life, and it makes confusion woozily pleasurable…this is a visually eccentric and puppyishly funny film: the very best kind of odd” – Robbie Collin (The Telegraph)
“Echoes of the French New Wave resound all through this cute, light-hearted three-part romantic romp, which reads like a series of vignettes inspired by the encounter of Isabelle Huppert and the people and landscapes of South Korea” - Dan Fainaru (Screen Daily)