Claire’s Camera (La Caméra de Claire)
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 (Jung Jinyoung). 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.”
"Claire's Camera is, like many of Hong's best comedies before it, amusing without necessarily being laugh-out-loud funny."
"Hong is an acute observer of the subtleties at play in each interaction, of the tiny power shifts that can take place over the course of a conversation."
"Ms. Huppert's presence - steady, warm, thoughtful but with a casual air - keeps the entire enterprise classically comedic."
Directed by Hong Sangsoo
In English and French with English Subtitles
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