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MOON So-ri Delights Fans in London
Apr 09, 2013
- Writerby Pierce Conran
First of 4 Korean Actors to Visit British Capital in 2013
MOON rose to prominence following her role in LEE Chang-dong’s contemporary classic Peppermint Candy (1999) and later cemented her status as one of the top international actresses by appearing in LEE’s subsequent film Oasis (2002) as a woman suffering from cerebral palsy. The role earned her the much-coveted Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Actor or Actress from the Venice International Film Festival.
She followed up this international success with acclaimed starring turns in IM Sang-soo’s A Good Lawyer’s Wife (2003) and The President’s Barber (2004), opposite SONG Kang-ho. She later began to collaborate with auteur HONG Sangsoo beginning with a voice performance in Like You Know It All (2009) before taking on major parts in HaHaHa (2010) and last year’s In Another Country.
A retrospective of MOON’s career was held during the early months of the year in London, which included works such as The President’s Barber, Oasis, Peppermint Candy, A Good Lawyer’s Wife and Sagwa (2005). A final screening for HaHaHa took place in early April and MOON visited London to greet fans and take part in some special events.
The screening was followed by a Q&A session moderated by renowned critic and programmer Tony RAYNS. She also took part in a round table interview with various UK critics representing sites such as Hangul Celluloid, MiniMiniMovie, Korean Class Massive, London Korea Times, EasternKicks, Cine_Asia and Asian Global Impact. The session was translated by noted film professor CHOI Jin-hee, author of the book ‘The South Korean Film Renaissance’.