LA CÁMARA DE CLAIRE

Hong Sang-soo

South Korea, France 69 min Catalan premiere Fiction

Synopsis

On a business trip to the Cannes Film Festival, Manhee is accused of being dishonest, and fired. A teacher named Claire goes around taking photos with a Polaroid camera. She gets to know Manhee and sympathizes with her. Claire is like a person who can see Manhee’s possible future or past selves, through the mysterious power of the beach tunnel. Through taking photos, Claire has acquired the ability to look slowly at things, and to transform objects. Now, Claire goes with Manhee to the café where she was fired. We look forward to seeing Claire’s power at work.

Filmmaker

Hong Sangsoo

An essential name in contemporary cinema and a regular at major festivals, Sang-soo debuted in 1996 with The Day a Pig Fell into the Well and since then has written and directed more than thirty feature films. His cinema, with a simple appearance and a traditional spirit, exudes a humanism that has captivated audiences around the world and has led him to win, among others, the award for Best Direction in Locarno, Berlin and San Sebastián. He is also one of the inescapable names of D’A Film Festival Barcelona.

 

Filmography: A Traveler's Needs (2024), In Our Day (2023, D'A 2024), In Water (2023, D'A 2024), Walk Up (2022, D’A 2023), The Novelist's Film (2022), In Front of Your Face (2021, D'A 2022), Introduction (2021), The Woman Who Ran (2020, D'A 2021), Hotel by the River (2018, D'A 2019), Grass (2018, D'A 2019), The Day After (2017, D'A 2018), Claire's Camera (2017, D'A 2018), On the Beach at Night Alone (2017), Yourself and Yours (2016), Right Now, Wrong Then (2015, D'A 2016), Hill of Freedom (2014, D’A 2015), Our Sunhi (2013, D'A 2014), Nobody’s Daughter Haewon (2013), In Another Country (2012), The Day He Arrives (2011), List (short film, 2011), Oki’s Movie (2010, D’A 2011), Hahaha (2010), Visitors (co-directed, 2009), Like You Know It All (2009), Night and Day (2008), Woman on the Beach (2006), Tale of Cinema (2005), Woman is the Future of Man (2004), Turning Gate (2002), Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (2000), The Power of Kangwon Province (1998), The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (1996)

Hong Sangsoo

Film information

Original Title: Claire's Camera
Director: Hong Sang-soo
Script: Hong Sang-soo
Contact: La Aventura Audiovisual
With: Kim Min-hee, Isabelle Huppert
Country: South Korea, France
Year: 2017
Format: DCP
Length: 69 min
Language: Korean, English, French
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2018