08 June, 2012

Kino Lorber Picks Up Huppert Film

by Sandy Mandelberger, North American Editor

French actress Isabelle Huppert will be much in the news in the coming months when her supporting role as the troubled daughter of two aging parents in the Cannes Palme d’Or winner AMOUR, a film that will certainly be one of the most talked about films of the year. Yet Ms. Huppert will not be seen on American screens only this once. The prolific and hard-working actress will also appear in IN ANOTHER COUNTRY, the latest film by South Korean master Hong Sang-soo (WOMAN IS THE FUTURE OF MAN) which has been picked up for North American rights by New York based distributor Kino Lorber.  The film was screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, with Ms. Huppert (twice a winner at Cannes for Best Actress) playing three different characters in three different story segments – all of them spanning from the imagination of a young film student, played by Jung Yumi. Kino Lorber is planning to launch the film in the US festival circuit during late summer and fall – before a national theatrical rollout later this year.

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