An upcoming South Korean drama film directed by Hong Sang-soo (洪尚秀) and starring Isabelle Huppert. The film has been selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, which marks the eighth time that Hong Sang-Soo works has been featured at Cannes. As for Huppert, who plays 3 different women named Anne in the film, has had 14 films in official competition at the Cannes Film Festival, and won the Best Actress Award twice, for Violette Nozière (1978) and La pianiste (2001).
The film follows a young and her mother (Huppert) who run away to the seaside town of Mohang to escape their mounting debt. The young woman begins writing a script for a short film in order to calm her nerves. There are three women named Anne, and each woman consecutively visits the seaside town of Mohang. A young woman tends to the small hotel by the Mohang foreshore owned by her parents. A certain lifeguard (Yu Jun-sang, 刘俊相) can be seen restlessly wandering up and down the beach that lies nearby. Each Anne stays at this small hotel, receives some assistance from the owner’s daughter, and ventures onto the beach where they meet the lifeguard.