Go Soo re-teams with Han Hyo-joo for experimental art film
Go Soo (Empire of Gold) must be on a short film kick: He has already signed on to one co-starring Moon Chae-won called The Day Min-woo Arrives, and now he’s adding another one to his schedule. It’s titled View of Mount Myohyang and he’ll be re-teaming with Han Hyo-joo, with whom he starred in the movie Bandage in 2012.
The project is an art film, and both Go Soo and Han Hyo-joo will be doing the project for free. The short tells the love story between a South Korean artist and a North Korean restaurant worker (Mount Myohyang is a mountain in North Korea). Go Soo is the artist who comes to the restaurant run by North Koreans, and the film explores not only their romance but also a discussion about art through its experimental format, incorporating “theater-like acting,” modern dance, and performance art.
This kind of thing is so completely not my bag (I have long passed the point of trying to “get” art films and have just accepted that I won’t, and I’m really okay with that), but I do think it’s a positive thing to get commercial actors working with creative minds from a different branch of the art world, trying a different take on artistic expression. It’s only a short film so it’s not a huge commitment, but it’s a way to expand one’s horizons and that can’t be bad.
Directing the film are two artists, Moon Kyung-won and Jung Jun-ho; in 2012 they collaborated with Lee Jung-jae and Im Soo-jung in a different project called The Other Side of the World, which was invited to the Documenta exhibition for contemporary art in Kassel, Germany. View of Mount Myohyang will begin filming in February and aims to be screened at various international short film festivals.
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