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Yoon Eunhye in new Korean-Chinese film “After Love”

Yoon Eunhye in new Korean-Chinese film “After Love”

Yoon Eunhye has been cast in a new movie with Park Shihoo for a Korean-Chinese film called After Love.

Known for her roles in dramas Goong and The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince, Korean actress Yoon Eunhye will be filming her first Korean-Chinese film collaboration mid-November on Jeju Island. The movie co-stars actor Park Shihoo in his first major domestic project since his date rape scandal last year.

After Love will be directed by Eo Ilseon, who previously helmed the 2012 Korean film In Between. The new movie After Love will feature Shihoo and Eunhye as husband and wife who break-up after not fully appreciating each other. Following its initial filming on Jeju Island, production will move to Beijing next year. The film is expected to receive a simultaneous release in both China and Korea in the second half of 2015.

The casting announcement follows Yoon Eunhye’s recent visit to Beijing late October. The actress was in town to promote a short film competition organized by CJ Culture Foundation, Chinese People’s Association for Friendship With Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), and Chinese Central Television (CCTV). Called “Pursue Your Dream”, the project attracted over 300 submission from aspiring filmmakers aged 15-29 from both Korean and China.

At the inaugural event, Eunhye participated in a short ribbon cutting ceremony alongside Chinese actor Qin Hao and Korean actor Ahn Sungki. Qin Hao, in particular, who is in Song Hyekyo’s new movie The Queens, was able to speak a few lines in Korean to the audience in attendance.

The event also saw video messages from various talents showing their support for the film competition, including Kim Soohyun, Ha Jiwon, and Luhan.

Yoon Eunhye spoke to various Chinese media outlets in the media scrum about her admiration for Chinese films including Ann Hui’s latest A Simple Life. “I recently went to watch Ann Hui’s A Simple Life. This was my first time watching a Chinese movie at the cinema, but because there weren’t any Korean subtitles, I didn’t quite understand it. However, the film gave me a specially good impression. Even though there weren’t any subtitles, I was able to grasp a general concept of the story through the actors’ expressions, and it made a deep impression on me.” Eunhye also relayed that she has also seen Beijing Bicycle and hopes to one day be able to collaborate with director Wang Xiaoshuai.


Yoon Eunhye and Qin Hao for Korea China "Pursue Your Dream" film competition

Yoon Eunhye and Qin Hao promoting youth film competition Pursue Your Dream

Yoon Eunhye and Qin Hao promoting youth film competition Pursue Your Dream

Yoon Eunhye and Qin Hao promoting youth film competition Pursue Your Dream

Yoon Eunhye and Qin Hao promoting youth film competition Pursue Your Dream

Yoon Eunhye and Qin Hao promoting youth film competition Pursue Your Dream

Yoon Eunhye and Qin Hao promoting youth film competition Pursue Your Dream

Yoon Eunhye and Qin Hao promoting youth film competition Pursue Your Dream

Yoon Eunhye and Qin Hao promoting youth film competition Pursue Your Dream

Yoon Eunhye and Qin Hao promoting youth film competition Pursue Your Dream

Yoon Eunhye and Qin Hao promoting youth film competition Pursue Your Dream

Yoon Eunhye and Qin Hao promoting youth film competition Pursue Your Dream

Yoon Eunhye and Qin Hao promoting youth film competition Pursue Your Dream

Yoon Eunhye and Qin Hao promoting youth film competition Pursue Your Dream


References:

  • Mtime — First ever “Pursue Your Dream” film exhibition begins
  • Mtime — Yoon Eunhye to be in Korean Chinese film “After Love”
  • The Hollywood Reporter — South Korea’s CJ hosts inaugural youth film competition in China