New Family Drama from HOW TO STEAL A DOG Director
Following his adaptation of Barbara O’Connor’s novel How To Steal A Dog
(2014), director KIM Sung-ho
will return with another family drama next year. Mother’s Notebook: Recipe of Memories
(literal title) features actor LEE Jong-hyeuk
in the lead role.
In the film, an elderly woman runs a popular store in a neighbourhood but begins to lose her memory, which leads her to begin writing in a notebook. Meanwhile, she has a tenuous relationship with her son, a part time lecturer.
A major TV star and supporting actor from film titles such as Crush And Blush
(2008), Parallel Life
(2010) and Hindsight
(2011), LEE Jong-hyeuk recently appeared as a lead in the drama My sister, the pig lady
(2015). Playing the titular mother in the story will be veteran star LEE Joo-sil, who was last seen in a minor role in runaway zombie hit TRAIN TO BUSAN
Director KIM, who also directed the horror Into the Mirror
in 2003, teamed up with GANG Hye-jung
and KIM Hye-ja
for family comedy How To Steal A Dog
in 2014, which had two release windows after being identified as a victim of unfair releases practices.
Mother’s Notebook: Recipe of Memories kicked off production on October 25th and is expected to hit screens as early as next May.