Director Bong Joon-ho has come out in support of "The House of Us". The upcoming film by writer/director Yoon Ga-eun is the follow-up to her widely acclaimed 2016 film "The World of Us", which dealt with similar subject matter - namely the joys and sorrows of children who are left to mostly look after themselves.
Bong Joon-ho connected with the cast and crew of "The House of Us" through Jang Hye-jin, who played one of the children's mothers in the 2016 movie. Bong Joon-ho has likened "The House of Us" to a ray of sunshine filled with sadness. He compared Yoon Ga-eun to Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami and Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda in terms of mastery when it comes to directing child actors.
Bong Joon-ho also made a point of praising the vivid colorful beauty of "The House of Us", saying that she understood the importance of using pastel tones to bring out special qualities in a movie's script. He offered thanks and congratulations to Yoon Ga-eun inimitatable style. "The House of Us" will open in South Korean theaters on August 22nd.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via email@example.com.
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