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Sat, Apr 14, 2018

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Claire’s Camera

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Premiere Engagement!

Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15

(2017) dir Hong Sangsoo w/Isabelle Huppert, Kim Minhee [70 min; DCP]
A refreshingly sunny performance from Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher, Elle) is at the center of this comic charmer from South Korean Master Hong Sangsoo. 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 Minhee), recently laid off after a one-night stand with a film director. Together, this unlikely pair become detectives of sorts, as they wander around the seaside resort town, working to better understand the circumstances of Manhee’s firing – and developing new outlooks on life in the process.

Intricately plotted with wit and charm to spare, CLAIRE’S CAMERA explores the power of images to transform us. “The only way to change things,” says Claire, “is to look at them again very slowly.”

Harvard Film Archive presents the retrospective, “The Moral Tales of Hong Sangsoo,” March 24 – April 14. Click here for complete details on the HFA website.

“A grand melodrama of work, love, and art.” – Richard Brody, New Yorker

“Charming and funny… One of Hong’s most formally intuitive and sharply written films.” – Sam C. Mac, Slant

“Huppert’s comic vein is not tapped often enough, and here she’s relaxed and ironic as the faux-naive tourist.” – Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

Claire’s Camera unfolds as a whimsical little riff on trust, infidelity, and the reality-altering magnetism of Isabelle Huppert.” – Bilge Ebiri, The Village Voice

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Friday 4/13
at 5:30 7:30 PM
Saturday 4/14
at 1:30 3:30 5:30 7:30 PM
Sunday 4/15
at 1:30 3:30 5:30 7:30 PM

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