Hong Sang – Soo‘s new project titled In Another Country is one of the movies that has been selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
We have the first teaser trailer, some images and a poster for the movie to share with you today, and I’m sure you’re going to love it, simply because this film stars great French actress Isabelle Huppert and Yu Jun-Sang.
In Another Country follows three women named Anne who each consecutively visit a seaside town. They each stay at the same small hotel by the shore and venture onto the beach where each of the Annes meet a group of the same people including a certain lifeguard who restlessly wanders up and down the beach.
Yes, the synopsis really intrigues and we can’t say the same for the teaser.
But, the amateur-looking trailer is just a reminder of the director’s style, filming scenes in one-shot, zooming into the action while characters are talking to each other.
Huppert plays all three of these different Annes – in this one movie. But this May she has another one film In Competition which stars – Michael Haneke’s Amour.
And that’s not all – Huppert had 14 films in official competition at the Cannes’ Festivals and won the Best Actress Award twice, for Violette Nozière (1978) and La pianiste (2001). Impressive indeed.
As for In Another Country, the rest of the cast is all Korean, although the film was mostly shot in the English language, and includes Moon Seong-geun, Moon So-ri, Yoon Yeo-jeong and Jeong Yu-mi.
As Hong previously stated: “In another country, a woman or another woman is, was, will be, encountering the same places and the same people for no other reason than her being in another country.”
Hong’s last film The Day He Arrives was also in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard last year, so we definitely hope that In Another Country will have a lot of success In Competition at this year’s Cannes, which, as you already know, runs from May 16-27th.