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Claire's Camera La caméra de Claire

Hong Sang-soo / South Korea, France / 2017 / 70 min / English, French, Korean

Featuring Isabelle Huppert and Kim Min-hee, the conversational vignette was shot on the less glamorous beaches and backstreets of Cannes.

Featuring Isabelle Huppert and Kim Min-hee, the conversational vignette was shot on the less glamorous beaches and backstreets of Cannes.

On a business trip to the Cannes Film Festival, Korean film sales assistant Manhee is accused of being dishonest, and fired. Wandering in search of her life’s next chapter, she meets Claire, a French teacher taking pictures with a Polaroid camera. Through taking photos, Claire has acquired the ability to look slowly at things, and to transform objects. Claire is a person who can see Manhee's possible future or past selves. Now, Claire goes with Manhee to the café where she was fired. We look forward to seeing Claire's power at work.

"I think the act of looking always exerts an influence on the other person. But most of the time that influence is fleeting or superficial. I think if the person looking steps past his own limitations, then a kind of strength or resonance from the overcoming his own limitations is transmitted to the person being looked at. So there might be a qualitative change in the person being looked at. In the end, the mysterious closeness between two people enables the one who is looking to step past his boundaries." (Hong Sang-soo)

Hong Sang-soo
Born in 1960 in Seoul, South Korea. He first studied filmmaking at the Chungang University before going to the US to receive a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts. After coming back to Korea he first got a job at a broadcast company, and then devoted himself fully to filmmaking. He also taught at the Korea National University of Arts.

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