A refreshingly sunny performance from Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher, Elle) is at the center of this comic charmer from South Korean Master Hong Sangsoo. Huppert plays Claire, a school teacher with a camera (that might be magical) on her first visit to Cannes. She happens upon a film sales assistant, Manhee (Kim Minhee), recently laid off after a one-night stand with a film director (Jung Jinyoung). Together, this unlikely pair become detectives of sorts, as they wander around the seaside resort town, working 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 power of images to transform us. "The only way to change things," says Claire, "is to look at them again very slowly."
"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
"The two actresses are so charismatic that their stilted attempts to connect and communicate in the shared language of English comes off at once completely true... and also something quite surreal, if not magical."
-Daniel Kasman, MUBI Notebook
Mar 9: Film Society of Lincoln Center - New York, NY
Mar 23-29: Real Art Ways - Hartford, CT
Mar 23-29: Miami Beach Cinematheque - Miami Beach, FL
Mar 23-29: Jean Cocteau Cinema - Santa Fe, NM
Mar 23-29: Gateway Film Center - Columbus, OH
Mar 30: Laemmle Music Hall - Los Angeles, CA
Mar 30-Apr 5: Bill Cosford Cinema - Miami, FL
April 5-29: Time & Space Limited Gallery - Hudson, NY
Apr 6-12: Parkway Theatre - Baltimore, MD
April 6-12: Lake Worth Playhouse - Lake Worth, FL
Apr 7, 9 & 12: San Fran IFF - San Francisco, CA
Apr 13-14: Brattle Theater - Cambridge, MA
Apr 13-15: Northwest Film Forum - Seattle, WA
Apr 20-22: Oklahoma City Museum of Art - Oklahoma City, OK
May 20: Alamo Drafthouse Winchester - Winchester, VA
May 31-June 1: Cleveland Cinematheque - Cleveland, OH
June 1: George Eastman Museum - Rochester, NY