Dir. Hong Sang-soo, 2012, 89 min, DCP
With Isabelle Huppert, Yoo Jun-sang, Jane Birkin, Jung Yu-mi
In Korean and English with English subtitles
In the three tales that make up this bittersweet gem by contemporary master Hong Sang-soo, Isabelle Huppert chews the screen playing three French women visiting a Korean seaside town: a famous film director, a married woman meeting her lover, and a recently divorced housewife.
Full of playful echoes and poetic rhymes, the successive stories of In Another Country share Korean characters such as a clumsy but flirtatious lifeguard, allowing Huppert to set the emotional temperature through her masterful performances, ranging from melancholy tones to goofball antics, including her memorable imitation of an ornery goat.