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In Another Country (Hong Sang-soo, South Korea, 2012)

  • Jan 25, 2013 · 6:45 PM
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UPDATE 1/23: Showtime has been announced: 7:15 p.m.

Note: Showtime is 7:15 p.m. Running time is 89 minutes. Discount tickets can be purchased through PayPal at the time of RSVP. (Refunds to those who cancel by 5 p.m. Jan. 24.) We'll meet in front of the theater beforehand, and anyone who has trouble finding the venue or the group can call Alby at[masked]-5971.

The 13th feature by Hong Sang-soo ("The Day He Arrives," "Hahaha") is his first in English and stars Isabelle Huppert, two-time winner of Best Actress honors at the Cannes Film Festival (for 1978's "Violette Noziere" and 2001's "La pianiste").

Synopsis: A young film student, saddled with debt and lying low in a seaside town, writes three scenarios centering on a French woman (Huppert) who arrives in that same town and stirs up trouble with her very presence.

Trailer here:

Martin Scorsese's introduction to Hong's "Woman Is the Future of Man":

"Hong Sang-soo’s intricate new comedy of broken romance reaches exquisite heights of self-mocking pathos, painterly finesse, and symbolic density." -- Richard Brody, The New Yorker

"Beguilingly simple, relaxed in its mastery and enhanced by Isabelle Huppert's impeccable poise" -- Maggie Lee, Variety

"Hong clearly enjoyed himself making this diverting piffle, which is beautifully shot and droll in the very best sense of the word. ... (Huppert) is at her radiant, warm, improvisatory best here." -- David Noh, Film Journal International

Official selection of the Cannes, Melbourne, Korean Film Festival in Australia, Toronto, Vancouver, Busan, BFI London, Hawaii, Abu Dhabi, Warsaw, Philadelphia and San Diego Asian film festivals

We'll meet and greet over dinner afterward. (See comments section for details.) Join us!

This event is cross-hosted with The San Francisco Korean Language, Culture and More Group.

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  • Peter

    Two thumbs up! This is my 5th Hong film and actually liked the whimsical, light-touch feel to the whole thing, kind of had elements of Naoko Ogigami's lack of plot, disconnect to it. Hong delivers again.

    January 27, 2013

  • Alby

    A bit of a letdown after the mini-masterpiece that was "The Day He Arrives," with storytelling that's whimsical to a fault and themes that splash in the shallow end. Still and all, a passably fun time at the movies: Hong plays, Huppert charms, and no one gets hurt in the process.

    January 26, 2013

  • Alby

    I'll be making a reservation for dinner. If you'd like to join, please reply to this thread (and nowhere else) and let me know the number of people in your party. Thanks!

    January 12, 2013

    • Alby

      Jean joining for dinner. Everyone else, please reply to this thread and nowhere else.

      January 25, 2013

    • Alby

      Dinner RSVPs are closed.

      January 25, 2013

  • Sung J.

    If anyone has an extra prepurchased ticket, message me so I can buy it from you.

    January 25, 2013

    • Elsa

      Do we have to prepurchase? can we get the ticket at the box office later tonight?

      January 25, 2013

  • Alby

    UPDATE 1/23: Showtime has been announced: 7:15 p.m.

    January 23, 2013

  • Alby

    A few more details on dinner: Dinnertime will ultimately depend on the movie showtime, but will most likely be around 9 p.m. The restaurant fits Yelp's "Within 4 blocks (of the theater)" and "$$ (moderate)" filters, and offers vegetarian options. I'll be closing the dinner to RSVPs at noon on Jan. 25, after which seating is subject to availability. Please bring cash, thank you. And again, please RSVP to the thread below (and nowhere else).

    January 20, 2013

  • Alby

    Added some RSVP spots.

    January 12, 2013

  • Iris

    I saw this film. Good film... My favorite Hong Sang Soo's movie is still "Oki's Movie..." Loved "Oki's movie." Happy New Year, everyone

    December 31, 2012

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