MVIFF 2018: CLAIRE’S CAMERA (LA CAMÉRA DE CLAIRE)

| 2018 | 69 minutes | | ,
Hong Sang-soo

Saturday September 08, 2018


$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Hong Sang-soo
Hong Sang-soo

In Claire’s Camera, a philandering film director is again a major plot point and Kim Minhee, again the star. But this time the mood is light and airy as a summer breeze, thanks in large part to a lively performance from Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher, Elle). 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), recently fired from her job and also meets So Wansoo (Jung Jinyoung), a film director whose one-night stand with Manhee was the reason for her firing. Beneath the humor and charm on the surface of Claire’s Camera, Hong explores the power of images to transform us. “The only way to change things,” says Claire, “is to look at them again very slowly.”

"At 69 minutes, "Claire's Camera"...is among Hong's shortest movies. But it feels complete, just the right amount of time to spend part of a weekend at Cannes with some charmingly dysfunctional people." -G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle

"Hong distills vast emotional crises and creative self-recognitions into confessional monologues, pugnacious discussions, and luminous aphorisms." - Richard Brody, New Yorker

"Claire's Camera is, like many of Hong's best comedies before it, amusing without necessarily being laugh-out-loud funny." - Simon Abrams, RogerEbert.com

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