Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo has cast Venice award-winning actress Moon So-ri (Oasis) and Hong regular Kim Sang-kyung in his upcoming seventh film.
The as-yet-untitled, low-budget film is due to start shooting in July. Hong declined to comment on details of the story, referring to his well-known mode of directing by which he continues to write and modify his scripts on set.
His recent Like You Know It All was in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight where it sold to CTV International for French-speaking territories.
This year, Hong also participated in the Jeonju Digital Project omnibus with Japanese director Naomi Kawase and Filipino director Lav Diaz.
Moon So-ri previously won the Venice best actress award for her role as a physically challenged woman in Lee Chang-dong’s Oasis. She also starred in films such as Im Sang-soo’s drama A Good Lawyer’s Wife and Yim Soon-rye’s women’s handball team hit Forever The Moment.
Although it is her first time appearing on-screen in a Hong Sang-soo film, Moon So-ri previously played the voice of a Seoul girlfriend in Like You Know It All.
Kim Sang-kyung, who also starred opposite Song Kang-ho in Bong Joon-ho’s thriller hit Memories Of Murder, has previously worked with Hong Sang-soo in his dramas A Tale Of Cinema and Turning Gate.