Kino Lorber moves into Hong Sang-soo's In Another Country
Isabelle Huppert stars in Cannes Competition title.
Kino Lorber as acquired all US rights to Hong Sang-soo’s In Another Country, starring Isabelle Huppert. The Cannes competition tilte is the South Korean director’s first film using the English language (dialogue is also in Korean).
Huppert plays three different women in three different stories.
The deal was done with Finecut, which previously worked with Kino Lorber on Poetry. The deal was negotiated between Kino CEO Richard Lorber and Finecut CEO Youngjoo Suh.
Richard Lorber said: “I have been a long time follower of Hong Sang-soo’s career and believe In Another Country is a breakthrough film for him; it will please both his core art house base and attract new film lovers open to uniquely original cinema that balances heart and mind with refreshing visual style…Together with Huppert, Hong Sang-soo has made a deceptively light-hearted picture that resonates playfully with potent ideas and probing emotions. Moreover, I’m confident that American audience won’t miss the chance to see the remarkable Isabelle Huppert reinvent her character in three different roles in a single film.”
Kino Lorber will release theatrically later this year.