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

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

Last Updated: May 24, 2012 @ 8:26 AM


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.