Claire’s Camera

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Film:

Claire’s Camera

Showtimes:

Saturday Sep 22 04:00 PM

Location:

Doris Duke Theatre

Price:

Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


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About the Film:

Part of Korean Cinema • 한국 영화제

Directed by Hong Sang-soo. South Korea 2017. 69 min. Korean with English subtitles. Starring Isabelle Huppert, Kim Min-hee, Chang Mi-hee, and Jung Jin-young.

A refreshingly sunny performance from Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher, Elle) is at the center of this comical charmer from South Korean master Hong Sang-soo. Huppert plays Claire, a school teacher with a possibly magical camera on her first visit to Cannes. She happens upon a film sales assistant, Manhee (Kim Minhee), who was ecently laid off after a one-night stand with a film director (Jung Jinyoung). In total serendipity, this unlikely pair become detectives of sorts, wandering around the seaside resort town, to better understand the circumstances of Manhee's firing—and developing new outlooks on life in the process. Intricately plotted with wit and charm to spare, Claire’s Camera explores the transformative power of images.

"Charming and funny... One of Hong’s most formally intuitive and sharply written films." —Sam C. Mac, Slant

"Huppert's comic vein is not tapped often enough, and here she's relaxed and ironic as the faux-naive tourist." —Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

Read The New Yorker review.

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