Song Seon-mi was on hand to provide her insights about the filming process, confirming that she had a strong emotional reaction to the movie's most iconic scene of her and her co-star Kim Min-hee in front of a huge expanse of beautiful snow.
Son Seong-mi also described the film's odd costume design process. All the clothing in the film was owned by the actors and actresses. They had to show it to Hong Sang-soo for approval, and when it became necessary to change their wardrobes, they had to show a different set of personal clothes to Hong Sang-soo for approval again.
Though "Hotel by the River" is showing at the Busan International Film Festival this year it was filmed in 2018 and released in South Korea domestically back in March. Hong Sang-soo and Kim Min-hee were absent from the guest visit.
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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