LKFF: The Running Actress + Intro
From the archive
This film was last shown on 22 November 2018
Art imitates life in this loosely autobiographical tale of a life lived on the silver screen and in the public eye. Celebrated actress Moon Sori, famous for her award-winning roles in The Handmaiden and Oasis, plays herself in an impressive directorial debut. Comprising three inter-connected stories, Moon’s witty and self-deprecating film is a brazenly honest portrait that highlights the anxieties of a woman maturing under the spotlight in an industry that values youth and beauty. It’s a funny, insightful and touching film that offers a rare look behind the scenes of the life of a successful actress coping with the pressures and burdens of fame.
This screening will be introduced by Dr Kate Taylor-Jones, Senior Lecturer in East Asian Studies at The University of Sheffield.
The Running Actress is screening as part of the London Korean Film Festival’s touring programme.
- Moon Sori
- 1 hour 11 minutes
- Ann Moon Sori, Sung Byoung-sook, Yoon Sang-hwa