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KIM Joo-hyuk and LEE Yoo-young Tapped for New HONG Sang-soo Film
Aug 19, 2015
- Writerby Kobiz Reporter
Details of the Production Remains Unknown
Top Korean arthouse helmer HONG Sang-soo is known to have started a new production.
Called to lead the upcoming title of the festival’s favorite filmmaker are KIM Joo-hyuk and LEE Yoo-young. It is the first HONG film for both LEE and KIM.
LEE only debuted last year and has acted in two feature films so far. With her debut feature Late Spring, LEE received the best actress award from the Milan International Film Festival Awards. Early this year, she played an ambitious femme fatale "gisaeng" (women who entertained the gentry of old Korea, Joseon) in director MIN Kyu-dong’s erotic costume drama The Treacherous.
KIM, who will be LEE’s acting partner in the film, has played lead in a number of feature films such as My Wife Got Married, The Servant and In Love And the War. He has recently signed to star in Happy Facebook, veteran actress LEE Mi-yeon’s silver screen comeback.
Like HONG’s other films, details of this new production such as the title and the plot are not known. HONG is famous for his impromptu script and direction.
One of the few Korean directors with international presence, and one perhaps most beloved in the international film festival circuit, HONG has been praised for his works’ originalities that are conveyed through his own unique language of filmmaking.
His latest feature Right Now, Wrong Then starring star actress KIM Min-hee and veteran actor JUNG Jae-young went to the Locarno International Film Festival last week, and received the Golden Leopard as well as the best actor’s prize for JUNG.
Right Now, Wrong Then is currently set for a September release in Korea.