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In Another Country
Legendary French actress Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher, 8 Women, La cérémonie, and the current Amour) stars in the first English-language film from South Korean master Hong Sang-soo (Hahaha, The Day He Arrives, Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Woman on the Beach). The Village Voice calls the film "the love child Antonioni and Hou Hsiao-hsien never had." 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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

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"By the time its third story kicked in, "In Another Country" lost me."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"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
"An intriguing little cross-cultural curio that plays like a woozy, jazz-improv riff on romantic futility and destiny."
‑ Brent Simon, Shared Darkness
"An arty, though not particularly artful, experiment"
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
"Yet another loving tribute by Hong Sangsoo to French cinema, somewhere between inconsequential and flimsy but pleasant to watch all through."
‑ Dan Fainaru, Screen International
"If you take the film as the bauble it is, you'll be entertained by its lighthearted wit, social observations and resolute sidestepping of profundity."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"A movie may be a representation of the world, but it is also something that happens in the world, which means that sustaining a cinematic illusion and breaking it are equally beside the point."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"Isabelle Huppert has an inviting, steady glow in Hong Sang-soo's loosey-goosey, humorously light celebration of the French star, cinema's possibilities, and his colorful, endlessly combative homeland."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Hong has fun zooming, panning, and toying with structure and narrative repetition, though the film doesn't have the powerful undercurrent of regret typical of his best work."
‑ Jon Frosch, France24
"It almost seems as if Hong is poking fun at his own single-minded oeuvre, creating a fractal representation of how his other films obliquely interrelate."
‑ Mike D'Angelo, AV Club
"A beguiling set of variations on a theme, a gossamer-light étude composed for delight rather than dissection."
‑ Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
"In Another Country sets its characters adrift inside its own narrative sphere, letting them live several lives in the course of an hour and a half, and letting us share in their freedom."
‑ Sam Stander, NPR
"Hong Sang-soo hits the beach once again in his latest project, another austerely amusing study of hopeless neurotics making a mockery of leisure."
‑ Jesse Cataldo, Slant Magazine
"Hong's film rejoices in the capricious nature of romance and the samsaric ebb and flow of life, and it makes confusion woozily pleasurable."
‑ Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
"It is amusing and exasperating, with the amusing part just about in the ascendant. Mostly."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK]
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