Indie singer Yozoh takes on acting
Indie-pop singer Yozoh, who recently put out a solo album, has collaborated with fellow Pastel labelmates Humming Urban Stereo and Sogyumo Acacia Band in the past, and is known as the “Hongdae uljjang” — Hongdae referring to the club scene and uljjang referring to her pretty face.
Yozoh is expanding her resumé further by branching into acting, in the debut directing effort by film critic Jung Sung-il, the tentatively titled The Sorrows of Young Werther. The lead goes to actor Shin Ha-kyun (Thirst, The Game) and, perhaps off-setting Yozoh’s inexperience, the supporting roles have been spread among a more seasoned cast: Moon Jung-hee (My Sweet Seoul), Kim Hye-na (Unstoppable Wedding), and Jung Yumi (Que Sera Sera).
The film takes its title from the 1774 novel by Goethe, but the plot seems only to be loosely based on the novel’s themes: the main character is a young man “addicted to intense, sad love,” with two women “desperately in love” with him (Moon Jung-hee, Kim Hye-na), with yet two others who have hurt him (Jung Yumi and Yozoh), whom he struggles to get over.
The film began filming this week and will open next year.
SONG OF THE DAY
Yozoh – “아침 먹고 땡” (After breakfast, ding) [ Download ]