Director Hong Sang-soo films latest project at Cannes with Isabelle Huppert
Lauded indie filmmaker Hong Sang-soo (Hahaha, Our Sunhi) is busy at work on his latest project, and he’s actually filming it right now at the currently-in-progress 69th Cannes Film Festival. Kim Min-hee (Agassi) is killing two birds with one stone; she’s at Cannes for Agassi, and will be making a special appearance in director Hong’s film as well, after having previously starred in his last movie, Right Now, Wrong Then.
French actress Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher, 8 Women) will take the lead in the film, and had previously worked with Hong Sang-Soo in In Another Country. They had pledged then to work together again, and they’re keeping that promise now. As is Hong’s style, not much is known about Huppert’s character, but her role is said to be that of a part-time high school teacher and writer.
Filming on the project, which is currently untitled, started on May 11 at the Cannes Film Festival, although it’s unknown how the backdrop will be reflected in the project. Hong’s 2007 film Night and Day was set in Paris, but did not feature popular Parisian locales, so it’s likely that this film will incorporate Cannes in a less-than-conventional manner.
In addition to Kim Min-hee and Huppert, the project will also feature Jung Jin-young (Ode to My Father, Time Renegade) and Jang Mi-hee (Madam Antoine, Unkind Women), both of whom will be working with director Hong for the first time.
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