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July 25, 2016

Moon So-ri Invited to Sit on Jury for Venice Film Festival

Source: The Chosun Ilbo

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Actress Moon So-ri will serve as a jury member at this year's Venice Film Festival, her agency said Sunday.

Moon will be one of the jurors for the Orizzonti (or Horizons) section of the festival, which will be held from Aug. 31 to Sept. 10. 

The Orizzonti section is dedicated to "films that represent the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema, with special attention to debut films."

Moon won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actress for her role in the film "Oasis" in 2002.

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July 26, 2016

Moon So-ri will judge section at Venice fest

Source: INSIDE Korea JoongAng Daily

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Actress Moon So-ri has been appointed as a judge for the Orizzonti section at the upcoming Venice International Film Festival. 

The actress, 42, will be the first Korean actor to judge the section that is mostly devoted to new talent and more avante garde films from around the world, her agency C-JeS reported in a press release Monday. 

Korean filmmakers, Park Chan-wook of “The Handmaiden” (2016) and Gina Kim of “Never Forever” (2007)were judges for the section in 2006 and 2009, respectively. 

This will be the fourth time the actress has visited the film festival. 

Moon received the Marcello Mastroianni Award at the 59th Venice Film Festival held in 2002 with her debut film “Oasis” (2002). The award acknowledges emerging actresses or actors. 

In that film, she played Han Gong-ju, a woman who suffers from cerebral palsy and falls in love with a man who has a criminal past. 

Her portrayal of the character was so realistic that some thought the film’s director, Lee Chang-dong, had actually cast an actress with the condition. 

Moon’s other films “Heel of Freedom” (2014) and “A Good Lawyer’s Wife” (2003) also competed at the Venice Film Festival. 

“I have a lot of good memories at the Venice Film Festival,” said Moon in the press release. “It’s always hard to compare all the different films and give them scores but it is a pleasure for me to meet cineastes from different countries and discuss films with them.” 

The 73rd Venice Film Festival is slated to open on August 31 and runs through September 10. 

Moon most recently had a cameo in “The Handmaiden.”

By Sung So-young

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July 25, 2016

Actress Moon Sori, First Korean Actor To Serve As Juror At Venice International Film Festival

Source: KBS Global

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With the 73rd annual Venice International Film Festival coming up, actress Moon Sori has been selected to serve as a juror! This makes her the first Korean actor to do so at the prestigious event.

Moon will be a juror for the Orizzonti section, a sub-section of the festival with its own award categories.

Other Koreans to have been selected as jurors in the past include director Park Chan-wook in 2006 for the official competition and director Kim Jin-ah in 2009 also for the Orizzonti section.

Moon has previous ties with the international event. She won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Emerging Actor/Actress at the 59th Venice International Film Festival for her 2002 movie "Oasis". Other works that star Moon have been screened at the festival as well, such as "A Good Lawyer's Wife" and "Hill of Freedom".

The Venice International Film Festival will run from August 31 to September 10th this year. 

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August 3, 2016

MOON So-ri to Serve on Venice’s Orizzonti Jury
1st Korean Performer on Venice Jury

by Pierce Conran / KoBiz

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Acclaimed actress MOON So-ri has been invited to participate as a juror at the Venice International Film Festival. The first Korean actor to receive such a distinction, MOON will serve on the Orizzonti section jury. Prior to MOON, two Korean directors, PARK Chan-wook and Gina KIM, took part in Venice juries in 2006 and 2009.
 
MOON has already been invited to Venice three times. Her first trip there, as the lead actress of LEE Chang-dong’s Oasis (2002), netted her the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Emerging Actor, and the following year she starred in the Venice-invited A Good Lawyer’s Wife by IM Sang-soo. Her next invite was in 2014 for HONG Sang-soo’s Hill of Freedom.
 
Serving alongside MOON on the jury will be longtime Village Voice film critic Jim Hoberman, Egyptian actress Nelly Karim, Italian actress Valentina Lodovini, Spanish film critic and scholar José Maria Prado and Indian director Chaitanya Tamhane.
 
The Orizzonti section, which is an “international competition dedicated to films that represent the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema”, features a mix of feature-length and short films.
 
MOON’s last on-screen credit was a supporting role in PARK Chan-wook’s recent Cannes-invited period thriller The Handmaiden. She will next be seen in PARK In-jae’s electoral drama Special Citizen, which is currently filming with CHOI Min-shik in the lead.
 
This year’s 73rd edition of the Venice International Film Festival will take place from August 31st to September 10th. Korean films on show include KIM Jee-woon’s The Age of Shadows and KIM Ki-duk’s The Net.

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August 8, 2016

Moon So-ri to star in "The Legend of the Blue Sea" as Daechi-dong madam

Source: Newsen via Hancinema.net

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Moon So-ri is starring in "The Legend of the Blue Sea".

Chungmuro's leading actress Moon So-ri is starring in the new SBS drama "The Legend of the Blue Sea" and she is expected to bring life to it.

"The Legend of the Blue Sea" is a fantasy romance drama based on Korea's first historical storybook ever. The casts are Jeon Ji-hyeon and Lee Min-ho, the scenario is written by Park Ji-eun and directed by Jin Hyeok.

Moon So-ri is coming back for the first time in 3 years and she takes on the role of Ahn Jin-joo, a Daechi-dong madam.

The production of "The Legend of the Blue Sea" is anticipating Moon So-ri's performance in the drama.

Meanwhile, "The Legend of the Blue Sea" will be released in November.

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September 1, 2016

Moon So-ri attends Venice Film Festival as judge

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Actress Moon So-ri at the opening ceremony of the 73rd Venice Film Festival on Aug. 31 (C-Jes Entertainment)
Actress Moon So-ri made her red carpet appearance at the 73rd annual Venice Film Festival as a judge on Wednesday.

“I look forward to seeing what all that the films I will be judging have to offer, and learning from them,” said Moon in a statement released by her management agency C-Jes Entertainment on Thursday.

Globally acclaimed for her leading roles in Im Sang-soo’s “A Good Lawyer’s Wife” (2003) and Lee Chang-dong’s “Oasis” (2002), the 42-year-old actress will be judging in the Orizzonti section, which awards films that embody “the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema,” according to the festival’s official website.

The category features global productions, including Tim Sutton’s “Dark Night,” Giovanni Fumu’s “Good News,” Fien Troch’s “Home,” and others.

Following the footsteps of directors Park Chan-wook of “The Handmaiden” (2016) and Gina Kim of “Never Forever” (2007), Moon is the third Korean and first Korean actress to be among the jurors at the annual event.

The oldest film festival in the world, the Venice Film Festival will be taking place in Venice, Italy until Sept. 10. 

By Kim Yu-young (ivykim@heraldcorp.com)

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September 6, 2016

Actress Moon So-ri wins Italian film award

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Yonhap) -- South Korean actress Moon So-ri has won an Italian film award on the sidelines of the 37th Venice Film Festival, her management agency said Tuesday.

The actress, who has been serving as a jury member at the festival, won the Starlight Cinema Award in the International Award category on Monday (local time), according to CJES Entertainment.

Now in its third year, the award is presented by an association of Italian female film critics. Al Pacino and Spanish actress Paz Vega won the award in the same category in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

"Moon So-ri has not only shown her outstanding acting skills through various films but also been active in directing," said Angela Prudenzi, the chief of the award's executive committee. "We considered the impressive strides she has made, including as the first South Korean actor to be appointed jury member for the Orizzonti section of the Venice Film Festival."

The actress is best known for her roles in "Oasis" and "A Good Lawyer's Wife." Other awards she has won include the "Marcello Mastroianni Award for Emerging Actor or Actress" at the 2002 Venice Film Festival.

Actress Moon So-ri. (Yonhap)

Actress Moon So-ri. (Yonhap)

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September 7, 2016

Moon So-ri Wins Award at Venice Film Fest

Source: The Chosun Ilbo

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Actress Moon So-ri won an award at the sidelines of this year's Venice International Film Festival which wraps up this weekend.

Moon, who is currently in the resort city as one of the jury members at the festival, won the Starlight Cinema Award, which honors those who have made a contribution to the development of world cinema given by a group of Italian female film critics.

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January 6, 2017

MOON So-ri Joins KIM Tae-ri in LITTLE FOREST
RYU Jun-yeol & JIN Ki-joo also Cast in Latest from YIM Soon-rye

by Pierce Conran / KoBiz

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Director YIM Soon-rye has filled out the cast of her next project Little Forest, which will begin production at some point this month. Joining previously announced lead KIM Tae-ri will be veteran star MOON So-ri, rising actor RYU Jun-yeol and new face JIN Ki-joo.

Little Forest, which is based on a Japanese comic of the same name by IGARASHI Daisuke, which was already made into two Japanese films in 2014 and 2015, follows the life of the young Hye-won, who returns to her hometown in the countryside. Seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, she becomes self-sufficient in a bid to reconnect with nature.

The role of Hye-won represents KIM Tae-ri's first major part after her breakout debut in PARK Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden last year. MOON So-ri, who will play her mother, reunites with director YIM following their handball hit Forever The Moment (2008) and Fly Penguin (2009). MOON also featured in The Handmaiden last year.

After appearing in Socialphobia (2015) and blowing up through TV roles, RYU is poised for an enormous 2017, with major parts in blockbusters The King, Taxi Driver and Silence. Little Forest marks the first film role for co-star JIN Ki-joo.

Little Forest, YIM’s first film since The Whistleblower (2014), is produced by Watermelon Pictures and distributed by Megabox PlusM. The film is expected to be completed for release in 2018.

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February 28, 2017

MOON So-ri and PARK Hae-il Cast in ZHANG Lu’s GOOD DAY
JUNG Jin-young and PARK So-dam Team Up with Indie Director

by Pierce Conran / KoBiz

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Director ZHANG Lu has lured an attractive cast for his 11th feature, which will include top stars MOON So-ri, PARK Hae-il and JUNG Jin-young. With the Korean title Good Day, the film is expected to start shooting in April.

MOON and PARK will play a couple who stay at an inn in the southern Korean harbor town Mokpo. JUNG will appear as the innkeeper.

After appearing in PARK Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden last year, MOON, who has worked before with ZHANG on Love and… (2015), will soon be seen opposite CHOI Min-shik in election drama The Mayor and is currently filming YIM Soon-rye’s Little Forest.

PARK, marking his third ZHANG project after Gyeong-ju (2014) and Love and…, last graced screens in the smash hit period drama The Last Princess (2016). He is currently filming another period, the star-studded Namhansanseong Fortress with LEE Byung-hun and KIM Yun-seok. JUNG Jin-young was on screens a few months ago in the hit disaster drama Pandora. 

Director ZHANG has already made 10 films that have extensively traveled the global festival circuit. His last work A Quiet Dream served as the opening film of the Busan International Film Festival last October.

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June 2, 2017

MOON So-ri to Preside Over THE JUROR
Legal Drama from Debut Director HONG Seung-wan

by Pierce Conran / KoBiz

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MOON So-ri has signed on to star in the upcoming legal drama The Juror, which will be helmed by debut director HONG Seung-wan. While MOON has been active in the last few years, the project will mark her first leading role since Hong Sangsoo’s Hill of Freedom in 2014.

The Juror will tell the story of a trial that occurs following an unexpected incident and will focus on several jurors who must determine how to dole out justice. MOON will play the judge in the case. While judge characters have typically been portrayed by male actors, the role in The Juror was left open for either a male or female performer to be cast.

Following her breakout roles in LEE Chang-dong’s A Peppermint Candy (1999) and Oasis (2002), which earned her the Marcello Mastroianni Award from the Venice International Film Festival, MOON has become one of the most respected actresses in the Korean film industry, comfortably switching between commercial and indie fare. She was most recently seen in PARK Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden, the fantasy drama VANISHING TIME: A BOY WHO RETURNED and the election drama The Mayor. She is currently filming YIM Soon-rye’s drama Little Forest with KIM Tae-ri.

Director HONG has been involved in the film industry since the turn of the millennium, working in the camera departments of several major films and taking on a variety of other roles, including as a dramatizer for A Man Who Was Superman (2008).

Following the completion of casting, The Juror aims to go before cameras in the second half of the year.

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June 23, 2017

SUL Kyung-gu, OH Dal-su, CHUN Woo-hee, MOON So-ri Enter School Bullying Drama
20th Century Fox Backs I WANT TO SEE YOUR PARENTS’ FACES

by Pierce Conran / KoBiz

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20th Century Fox Korea has reported that their forthcoming projects, the school bullying drama I Want to See Your Parents’ Faces (translated title), began production last month on the 29th. The project assembles SUL Kyung-gu, OH Dal-su, CHUN Woo-hee, MOON So-ri and others under director KIM Ji-hoon, previously known for his work on blockbusters.

The story, which is based on a Japanese play of the same name, begins when a student at a prestigious middle school is found unconscious by a lake and the parents of his classmates are called in to school. 

SUL Kyung-gu, last seen in The Merciless, OH Dal-su of Assassination (2015) and MOON So-ri of The Handmaiden (2016) are on board as parents of students at the school, along with GO Chang-seok (The Con Artists, 2014) and KIM Hong-pa (Inside Men, 2015). KANG Sin-Il (THE GREAT ACTOR, 2016) is cast as the school principal while CHUN Woo-hee (THE WAILING, 2016) will play the student’s homeroom teacher.

Director KIM made the 2004 gangster-comedy Mokpo, Gangster’s Paradise before moving on to blockbuster fare first with the historical drama May 18 (2007), then the at-sea creature feature Sector 7 (2011) and the inferno drama The Tower in 2012.

Having achieved great success last year with NA Hong-jin’s THE WAILING, 20th Century Fox Korea has been active in the country since their thriller Running Man in 2013. They have also released the comedy Slow Video (2014), IM Sang-soo’s Intimate Enemies (2015) and the period war film WARRIORS OF THE DAWN last month.

I Want to See Your Parents’ Faces is due out sometime in 2018.

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September 1, 2017

In Directorial Debut, Moon So-ri Finds It's Tougher on Other Side of Lens

By Kim Sung-hyun The ChosunIbo

Actress Moon So-ri marks her directorial debut with her new film "The Running Actress," to be released in mid-September. She not only directed the film, but also wrote and starred in it.

Based on episodes from her career, the film offers a snapshot of an actress' life. "It's not an autobiography, but some episodes were drawn from my experiences. The film mixes fiction and real-life events," Moon said at a press event on Thursday, two weeks ahead of the film's release. 

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Actress Moon So-ri poses at a press event for her new film in Seoul on Thursday. /Yonhap

Moon made her on-screen debut in the 1999 megahit "Peppermint Candy." In 2002, she won the award for best young actress at the Venice Film Festival for her performance in "Oasis." Her impressive portrayal of a woman with cerebral palsy earned much acclaim.

"It wasn't my ambition to be a director, but years of working in this field led me to directing my own film," she said.

"The Running Actress" is a 70-minute omnibus in three parts. While the film partly deals with her own story, Moon stuck to the script and avoided improvisation. "I'm a first-time director. There was no room for variation," she joked.

One episode portrays an actress experiencing a long lull between jobs, receiving only occasional offers to play small parts in indie films. "Overall, the film tries to accurately depict what it's like for actresses in Korea, and to reflect their plight," she said. "I felt the story would be worthwhile enough to give it a try, rather than giving in to feelings of helplessness or self-pity."

Moon's husband, director Jang Joon-hwan, also appears in the film. "He was reluctant until the last minute, but he went into overdrive as soon as filming started," she said.

"The Running Actress" hits local theaters on Sept. 14.

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September 2, 2017

New Film Written By Moon So Ri Pushes For Better Representation Of Actresses

Source: Soompi by C. Hong  

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The new film “The Running Actress” opens with Moon So Ri tearing up after a rejection from yet another casting agent.

The film was written by Moon So Ri herself, based on her experiences in the industry. It was originally made into a short film in 2015 and is now being released on a larger scale this September.

The film aims to address a common problem for women in the industry, which is that even veteran actresses like Moon So Ri face trouble getting roles. Although all-male casts in movies are common, there are few movies that are written for solely female leads. Moreover, male actors at the height of their popularity can appear in several projects at the same time, while even popular actresses like Song Hye Kyo and Go Hyun Jung face hiatuses of a year or more between projects. With the lack of female characters in movies, actresses are finding themselves out of work.

One production company representative said, “The most important audience demographic in Korean film is women aged 20 to 30. These people want to see male actors in their 20s to 40s and choose films based on this.”

Whether this is true or not, it is certainly a trend that Korean films have tended towards crime thrillers and noir genres. These films, by tradition, lack strong female roles, and often only cast one or two leading women (if at all). Recently the film V.I.P, very much in this genre, became embroiled in controversy after its misogynistic portrayal of women.

Instead of looking to problems like this, some people have accused actresses of being too selective with their roles, rejecting multiplayer casts in favor of top billing and turning down films requiring nudity or appearance changes. However, many actresses disagreed, saying that multiplayer casts are fine as long as the production is good.

Yum Jung Ah said in an interview, “Don’t male actors get lots of offers for films with multiple leading roles? I’m jealous. As long as the production is good, I want to join in things like that.” The actress is proving the truth of her words by currently working with director Choi Dong Hoon on a movie with multiple leading roles.

Despite this, many actresses are getting their second or third wind by working with rookie directors. Rookie directors and non-traditional screenwriters like Moon So Ri are often more willing to take risks rather than sticking with established trends.

A source from a management agency said, “There are scenarios that come in from rookie directors on a steady basis. It’s not easy, but occasionally experimental and ambitious projects catch our eye. More than anything, they don’t treat female characters like decorations or tools, but as active characters. Then the actresses can really expand their talent. That’s why even if they’re independent films, they are attractive to actors.”

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September 6, 2017

[Herald Interview] Now a director and scriptwriter, actress Moon So-ri speaks about her film

Moon believes films need humor, warmth and diversity

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Actress Moon So-ri (C-Jes Entertainment)

After nearly 20 years as an actress, Moon So-ri has now penned and directed a film.

Titled “The Running Actress,” the movie is a semiautobiographical picture about an actress who struggles with her career, family life and public perception. It is also a compilation of three shorts Moon made during her studies at Chung-Ang University School of Art and Technology in 2014 and 2015 as part of a master’s degree program.

The film, a comedy, pokes fun at its lead character with self-deprecating humor.

“Humor is a big part of my life,” said Moon, 43, in an interview at a cafe in Palpan-dong, Seoul, Tuesday.

“On our 10th anniversary, I asked my husband whether he regretted marrying me.” 

Moon’s husband is film director Jang Joon-hwan. 

“He said, ‘It would be difficult to meet a woman as funny as you.’ I may not be able to cook him three meals a day, but I believe that we should have conversations filled with humor.” 

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Actress Moon So-ri (C-Jes Entertainment)

Moon debuted in 1999 in Lee Chang-dong’s “Peppermint Candy” as Sun-im, the first love of suicidal protagonist Yong-ho (Sol Kyung-gu). Her performance as a woman with cerebral palsy in love with an ex-convict in “Oasis” (2002) won her an award for best emerging actress at that year’s Venice film festival.

Moon believes films need to be warm to portray human life. 

“There are actors who have a naturally cold aura. I don’t think I’m a big fan of that. You have to talk about people’s lives (in acting). We probably don’t understand (others) 100 percent. It’s not possible. But I believe that the best method for acting is to love other people. ... I think there has to be warmth toward living beings.” 

The film also addresses issues of beauty and charm for actresses.

“It’s hard for people to know themselves. It’s hard to know how you’re charming. When you’re young, even when people compliment you, it’s difficult to accept that.”

Moon says she has had a lot of time to study herself by being an actress.

“I told myself that I needed to research myself. I think I know myself better now.” 

Though she does not like to stand out, when given the opportunity to do something, she does not shirk from it, Moon said.

“I felt like (this film) wasn’t just my own story. I felt that women living in our times, people in the movie business, and even men would face the same challenges.” 

The film portrays a number of men in their 40s who say inappropriate things to Moon’s character. 

“People asked, ‘Who could be so rude?’ The truth is, there are people who are much ruder.”

But Moon does not detest these men or the public for the way they treat celebrities -- whether they put them on a pedestal or criticize them.

“I believe that it comes from a good place, a place of curiosity and goodwill. It’s just that the expression is a bit uncomfortable.”
Moon has been highlighting the need for diversity in Korean film since the early 2000s.

“Right now, the industry might have gotten bigger. More people may be watching films. Those are positive aspects. But diversity in Korean cinema has decreased a lot,” she said. 

“There are more female film students in schools.” 

Moon said she was influenced by the 2014 film “Wild,” starring Reese Witherspoon, who also produced the film. “The Running Actress” opens in local theaters on Sept. 14. 

By Rumy Doo (doo@heraldcorp.com

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September 12, 2017

 

MOON So-ri with her film debut THE RUNNING ACTRESS
“All actors are like swans. They are all running under the water.”

 

by KIM Su-bin / KoBiz

 

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MOON So-ri, the heroine of Oasis (2002) and A Peppermint Candy (2000) is back as a director. The Running Actress consists of her three works made in the film department of Chung-ang University’s Graduate School of Advanced Imaging Science. The films were all directed and scripted by MOON, featuring her as the main character and raising the question: What is it like to live as a woman in Korea? 

 

What brought you to graduate school? 

 

I gave birth in 2011. Raising a kid was a lot of work. I was full of confidence for no reason when I was young, and similarly, I lost all my confidence for no reason as I aged. I looked into myself and decided to study film to fill in my deficiency. I wanted to enhance my love for cinema rather than the knowledge of it. I talked with Director YIM Soon-rye and she advised me to study directing, saying that it would be much more fun. That is how it all began. 

 

You dealt with the sufferings of an actress and I guess you felt freedom and bitterness at the same time. 

 

Its Korean title is “Today the actress is still…” and there are all kinds of verbs that fit in. Some verbs are not even compatible. I tried to put the irony here. I wanted to show the innermost part of the actress, her life as a woman. In Korea there are words like ‘woman-doctor’ ‘woman-journalist’ ‘woman-writer.’ Why specify the gender when you are merely referring to a job? The word woman-actor (or actress) is in the same frame. One half of the film consists of a woman’s life in Korea today, and the other half consists of the kind of sufferings that she goes through because she is an actress. I felt like saying, “you call me an actress, right? Come and take a close look at the actress as a person.” The film represents how I feel about the word ‘actress.’ That is why I felt freedom and bitterness at the same time. Everybody’s life consists of ups and downs, and all kinds of emotions, good and bad. You feel as if your own pain is the worst, but if you take a close look at others, they also have as much pain, if not more. Art is what comforts you and me at those painful moments, through which you comfort each other. I wanted to share it with the audience as well. 

 

Wasn’t it hard for you to make a film out of your own story? 

 

To be honest with you, MOON So-ri’s friends in the film were not my friends. They were actresses, who later became my friends. It is the same with the mother and daughter. They are all made up and directed as such. None of them actually happened in my life. To be sure, I had similar moments in life, which I turned into cinematic interpretation. That is why it was so hard for me. I had to look at myself, and turn my life into a film, but always keeping a certain distance, and looking at it from different perspectives. There was so much to learn.

 

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In the film, you run and run when you are under tremendous stress. 

 

I actually do run often. What you need the most when you are in a difficult situation is good health. You gotta be physically strong to endure the work. I find it hard to take a rest. I feel like I am left behind when I rest. I always had this kind of pressure. But as I age, I learn that life is not a short term race. You may take a rest, tie your shoes and then run again. That is how I came up with the running scene in the film. I guess what I wanted to emphasize more was taking a rest and tying the shoes, rather than running itself. Just like a swan on the pond, I am always running under the water. So do all the actresses. 

 

What was it like to do acting and directing at the same time? 

 

I missed conversation with the director. As an actress, I sort out my thoughts during shooting by talking with the director. That director was missing this time. I felt quite lonely because I felt like talking to myself. I grew to respect the directors even more. It is a very painful job to endure all the pressure and fear and make decisions all by oneself. I sympathize with the directors even more now. Rather than monitoring my own acting, I focused on watching the whole scene. There is hardly any ad-lib in my or anybody’s acting. Everything was done according to the script. There was no room for ad-lib, but I guess I learned to see the big picture.  

 

What was it like to direct the actors’ acting? 

 

I didn’t do any directing on their acting. I tried very hard to alleviate their nervousness and pressure. They are acting with me in a film that I am directing, and it must be a difficult situation. So I tried to be very nice and kind to them. I also tried to share how I felt when I was writing the scenario. I often asked them what they thought and tried to communicate a lot. I worked hard to adjust amateur actors’ nervousness and professional actors’ eagerness. I guess I tried my best, knowing that you can achieve anything when you share the dream, and you can’t do anything at all if you are in conflict. 

 

What was it like for you to meet the audience as a director? 

 

One viewer that I met at a film festival said to me “I thought it was a story of an actress, but it turns out, it is any woman’s story.” It was great to know that she actually felt her suffering and understood how she was feeling in the movie. I was tremendously reassured as a director, rather than as an actress. Another viewer wrote to me “everybody is lonely but there are also beautiful moments in that loneliness. Your film was like that kind of moment.” I was deeply grateful to hear such compliments from the audience. 

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