IU has been a major topic of interest as of late due to the incoming release of her new album Lilac on March 25th. A week ahead of that release, on March 18th, new preview footage went out across social media providing further hype for the project. This is because, in stark contrast to IU's normally gentle image, the preview video shows a clear visual reference to the classic South Korean film "Old Boy" which is well known for its intense violence.
AdvertisementThe clip isn't quite as elaborate as that of "Old Boy" but the staging is undeniably similar, begging the question as to whether the full video will contain more action choreography in a similar vein. IU has not had any major acting role since "Hotel Del Luna" in 2019. She's appearing in "Shades of the Heart" which will be released in South Korean theaters on March 31st. She had skipped the press conference for that movie owing to her promotional commitments in regards to Lilac.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
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