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18th(2016)



The Running Actress

MOON So-ri

  • Korea
  • 2014
  • 29min
  • DCP
  • color
  • Fiction

Star Comedy

SYNOPSIS

A long day of a well-known actress, who is not getting
 many casting offers at the moment. She gets a bank
 loan, checks on her mother-in-law in hospital and takes
 free promo shots for a dentist as her mom asked her
 to. After meeting film producers who ask her to make
 a cameo appearance, she comes home drunk and
 exhausted. Her husband looks worried, while her
 crying child needs her care. The actress runs and runs,
 just to live another day of her ordinary life.


 

Program Note

These are the three short films produced by
 MOON So-ri, one of Korea\'s most renowned actresses. Recipient of the Venice
 International Film Festival\'s Marcello Mastroianni Award in 2002, MOON So-ri
 was named a jury member of Swiss Locarno Film Festival in 2015 and is currently
 establishing her worldwide reputation as an intelligent actress. MOON So-ri
 demonstrates her intellect through her productions of her three short films The
 Actress
, The Running Actress, and The Best Director, which were her
 graduation film projects. These three films, all of which feature Moon So-ri as
 the film\'s director and leading actress, are all self-introspective black
 comedy films that capture MOON So-ri\'s personal perspective and story. The
 films all begin with a scene inside the actress\' van, where the actress is
 waiting. In these films, MOON So-ri is playing the role of an actress (also
 named MOON So-ri) who is facing a severe lack of good acting roles for
 actresses like her – a mother in her 30s. With her unique ability to seamlessly
 transform into her character, MOON So-ri shows us the casual and off-screen
 life of an actress, who is always charismatic on screen. The stories take place
 at a drinking party in The Actress, the actress\' house in The Running
 Actress,
and a funeral in The Best Director. Within these films, director
 and actress MOON So-ri takes her perspective on a filmdom which judges an
 actress solely based on her age and appearance, the narcissism of a director
 who wants to create art, and the struggles of fulfilling her roles as an
 actress, mother, daughter-in-law, and wife, and uses it to create it a series
 of black comedy films, all of which are intertwined with both self-contempt and
 self-pity. [Sunah KIM].


 

Director

  • MOON So-riMOON So-ri

    MOON Sori made her film debut in 1999 with acclaimed Korean director LEE Chang-dong’s Peppermint Candy. She won the Marcello Mastroianni Award as best new actress at the 2002 Venice Film Festival for another LEE Chang-dong’s film Oasis. Since then, she has been one of Korea’s finest actresses who successfully portrays groundbreaking and vivid female characters in the films. She recently directed three short films, which are The Actress (2014), The Running Actress (2014) and The Best Director (2015).

Credit

  • Producer구정아 Jenna KU
  • Cast 문소리 MOON So-ri 성병숙 SUNG Byung-suk 윤초희 YOON Cho-hee 장준환 JANG Joon-hwan 오민애 OH Min-ae
  • Screenwriter 문소리 MOON So-ri
  • Cinematography 김지현 KIM Ji-hyun
  • Art director 현말금 HYUN Sook
  • Editor 한미연 HAN Mee-yeon (Teo Film & Post)
  • Music 모그 Mowg