LKFF: The Running Actress + Intro

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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.

Director
Moon Sori
Duration
1 hour 11 minutes
Cast
Ann Moon Sori, Sung Byoung-sook, Yoon Sang-hwa

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