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18th(2016)



The Actress

MOON So-ri

  • Korea
  • 2014
  • 18min
  • DCP
  • color
  • Fiction

Star Comedy

SYNOPSIS

A well-known actress, Sori, goes mountain climbing
 with her two friends. They happen to meet a few men,
 including a film producer who recently made a huge
 box office hit, and join them for a drink. As the men get
 drunk, however, they begin to talk a little too candidly,
 revealing their prejudices toward Sori, or, \'the actress\'.


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 <em>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, 강숙 GANG Sook, 김경선 KIM Gyoung-seon, 김래원 KIM Rae-won, 원동연 WON Dong-yeon
  • Screenwriter 문소리 MOON So-ri
  • Cinematography 박홍렬 PARK Hong-yeol
  • Editor 한서욱 HAN Seo-wook
  • Music 모그 Mowg
  • Sound 강주석 GANG Ju-seok