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Cannes 2012: Kino Lorber Wins U.S. Rights to ‘In Another Country’

Southern Korean film stars Isabelle Huppert of "The Piano Teacher" fame


Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. rights to "In Another Country," the company said Thursday from the Cannes Film Festival.

The film from South Korean director Hong Sang-soo ("Night and Day") stars "The Piano Teacher" actress Isabelle Huppert and marks Hong's first English-speaking production.  

In the film, Huppert plays three different characters in three different storylines that spring from the imagination of a young film student (Jung Yumi).

The deal was negotiated between Kino CEO Richard Lorber and Youngjoo Suh, CEO of the South Korean sales company Finecut. 

"I have been a long time follower of Hong Sang-soo's career and believe 'In Another Country' is a breakthrough film for him," Lorber said in a statement. 

Kino Lorber said it will launch the film in the U.S. festival circuit during late summer and fall and will release the film theatrically later this year.