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Isabelle Huppert in new Hong Sang Soo film

2011/07/12 | 638 views |  | Permalink | Source

By Jean Noh

French actress Isabelle Huppert is starring in Korean auteur director Hong Sang-soo's next film. In accordance with the director's fluid working style, the film is as yet untitled and the story is under wraps.

During a visit to Korea in May for a photo exhibition on herself and for publicity on her film Copacabana, Isabelle Huppert had mentioned she would like to work with Korean directors such as Lee Chang-dong, Hong Sang-soo, Im Sang-soo, Kim Ki-duk, Park Chan-wook and Bong Joon-ho.

Hong, who has started shooting up to two films a year recently, is the first to take her up on the idea of starring in a Korean auteur film. The iconic actress has won multiple prizes from Cannes, Venice and Berlin for films such as The Piano Teacher and 8 Women.

This upcoming Hong Sang-soo film also features Yoo Joon-sang, who starred in the director's , which was in Cannes earlier this year. Yoo also appeared in the director's and "Like You Know It All".

Other actors in the film who are working with Hong Sang-soo again include Moon So-ri and Youn Yuh-jung who were both in his "Ha Ha Ha", Jung Yu-mi and Moon Sung-keun, who were both recently in his .

The film is currently shooting around South Korea in locations such as Bu-an in North Jeolla Province, Tae-an in South Chungcheong Province and in different locations in Gyeonggi Province.

It is due to be ready for a premiere the second half of the year.

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