[INFO] Park Yoochun will attend the Korea Film Actor’s Association
<2014 THE STAR NIGHT> Awards ceremony on December 19th
Note: It will take place at 8 PM KST on Some Sevit Floating Island on the Han River in Seoul.
The stars of the ‘2014 CINE ICON: KT&G SangSangMaDang Actor Exhibition’ all come onto a sheet of poster.
Park Yoochun is wearing boots in military (T/N: camouflage) pants as the image of ‘Sea Fog’’s youngest sailor; and bumping wine glasses with ‘Under the Skin’’s Scarlett Johansson.
The party poster is a work of art by illustrator Kim Ho.
‘2014 CINE ICON: KT&G SangSangMaDang Actor Exhibition’ will be held at KT&G SangSangMaDang in Hongdae, Seoul from Dec. 25 to Jan. 3, 2015.
Park Yoochun sweeps Newcomer awards
JYJ’s member Park Yoochun has swept Newcomer awards at all kinds of film awards ceremonies. Park Yoochun was selected as the winner at the 15th Busan Film Critics Association Awards, which was announced on November 28. He also received the Best New Male Actor Award that was given at the Korean Film Critics Association Awards on November 13, and received the Newcomer Award given at the Daejong Film Awards on November 21. Park Yoochun was favorably received for exceptional acting from an idol, at demonstrating an impassioned performance in <Sea Fog> that was released last August. Park Yoochun even was nominated at the 35th Blue Dragon Awards, to be held on December 17.
▲ November 21
Park Yoochun who was awarded the Best New Male Actor Award for <Sea Fog> at the Daejong Film Awards.
▲ November 24
Attended movie <Big Match> VIP premiere to support Lee Jung-jae; together with Kim Jaejoong & Kim Junsu.
It is hot. Chungmuro is hotter than ever with the discovery of promising newcomers this year.
High quality films, public interests and box office, deep acting ability that pulled a play, fresh faces that have not be seen anywhere and so on; take a [good] look at Chungmuro’s newcomers who stole the audience’s hearts with various appeals in 2014.
◇ Taking off the mold of an idol, JYJ Park Yoochun & ZE:A Im Siwan
Who could have imagined that JYJ’s Park Yoochun and ZE:A’s Im Siwan would have shown the acting ability of their caliber on [the movie] screen. They are actors who’re tearing down the wall called ‘idol’ perfectly here. These men are active idols who also were onscreen this year; and showed unforeseen potentials to be able to achieve recognition.
Park Yoochun. pictured | Movie ‘Sea Fog’ still
JYJ Park Yoochun became Chungmuro’s ascending blue chip in a single burst with his screen debut film ‘Sea Fog’. He has already ventured onto TV shows with dramas ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’, ‘Rooftop Prince’, ‘Missing You’ and etc. and received love from the mass public, but movie ‘Sea Fog’ was where it was doubtful about if he can survive around Kim Yoon-seok, Lee Hee-joon, Moon Sung-keun and other actors who knows all the ins and outs [of Chungmuro]. Nevertheless, Park Yoochun has swept the Best New Male Actor awards at the 34th Korean Film Critics Association Awards and the 51st Daejong Film Awards with outstanding acting of subtle emotions and having been indignant as the maknae of ship ‘Jeonjin’, Dong-sik, in ‘Sea Fog’, increasing even the weight deliberately; and gained acknowledgment for his acting ability.
[NEWS] Choi Min-sik, Yoo Hae-jin, Park Yoo-chun in Chungmuro via Hancinema
INTERVIEW: SHIM SUNG BO ON CUTTING THROUGH THE HAZE WITH “HAEMOO”
The co-writer of “Memories of Murder” on his thrilling seafaring debut.
by Stephen Saito
It speaks to the quality of “Haemoo” that when Shim Sung-bo reflects on what was the most difficult day of filming the technically complex high seas thriller about a fishing crew that attempts to smuggle a group of Korean immigrants back from China, it wasn’t the physical challenge of shooting one of the film’s harrowing action sequences that got to the director. It was how it could be as emotionally devastating as possible that he took great pains to get right.
“The most difficult moment was the last scene because we had to shoot it earlier [than expected] because of our production schedule,” says Shim, speaking through a translator as the film made its Los Angeles premiere at the AFI Fest. “I had to make some different choices than was originally written on the scenario, [and] doing that first, without going through all the other transitional parts, was hard.”
You wouldn’t know it from the final film, which exudes a confidence from start to finish that would hardly suggest Shim was a first-time director. Then again, he’s been waiting for this opportunity for over a decade since he first made a name for himself internationally as the co-writer of Bong Joon-ho’s breakthrough sophomore feature “Memories of Murder.” To return the favor, Bong helped Shim produce “Haemoo,” which like the “Snowpiercer” director’s work combines the exhilarating highs of well-crafted action and suspense with a social consciousness that makes every twist and turn feel like a punch to the gut.