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  • MOON So-ri to Serve on Venice’s Orizzonti Jury
  • by Pierce Conran /  Aug 03, 2016
  • 1st Korean Performer on Venice Jury

    Acclaimed actress MOON So-ri has been invited to participate as a juror at the Venice International Film Festival. The first Korean actor to receive such a distinction, MOON will serve on the Orizzonti section jury. Prior to MOON, two Korean directors, PARK Chan-wook and Gina KIM, took part in Venice juries in 2006 and 2009.


    MOON has already been invited to Venice three times. Her first trip there, as the lead actress of LEE Chang-dong’s Oasis (2002), netted her the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Emerging Actor, and the following year she starred in the Venice-invited A Good Lawyer’s Wife by IM Sang-soo. Her next invite was in 2014 for HONG Sang-soo’s Hill of Freedom.


    Serving alongside MOON on the jury will be longtime Village Voice film critic Jim Hoberman, Egyptian actress Nelly Karim, Italian actress Valentina Lodovini, Spanish film critic and scholar José Maria Prado and Indian director Chaitanya Tamhane.


    The Orizzonti section, which is an “international competition dedicated to films that represent the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema”, features a mix of feature-length and short films.


    MOON’s last on-screen credit was a supporting role in PARK Chan-wook’s recent Cannes-invited period thriller The Handmaiden. She will next be seen in PARK In-jae’s electoral drama Special Citizen, which is currently filming with CHOI Min-shik in the lead.


    This year’s 73rd edition of the Venice International Film Festival will take place from August 31st to September 10th. Korean films on show include KIM Jee-woon’s The Age of Shadows and KIM Ki-duk’s The Net.

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