Thank you for attending the Closing Night film and especially to the director Park Heung-sik making himself available to attend the presentation. Below are two highlights videos from Chicago's WIN-TV (In Korean) including interviews of director with highlights of the event; plus another one created by APUC festival video team.
CHICAGO PREMIERE | DIRECTOR PARK HEUNG-SIK IS ATTENDING | Wednesday, May 3rd 7:00 PM @ AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois Street)
LOVE, LIES (해어화 )
Director: Park Heung-Sik
Starring: Han Hyo-joo, Chun Woo-hee, Yoo Yeon-seok
Film Source: Lotte Entertaintment
South Korea | 2016 | 120 mins. | In Korean with English subtitles | Genre: Drama, Music | DCP
Synopsis: Two best friends, So-yool and Yeon-hee, dream of becoming the top artists in Seoul together during the time of Japanese occupation in 1943. Their friendship doesn't last long as Yoon-woo, So-yool's first love and songwriter, falls in love with Yeon-hee and her voice. So-yool's feelings of jealousy and inferiority towards Yeon-hee grows by the day, and she eventually makes a drastic decision to bring the two lovers down.
Directors Bio: After winning the Best New Director Award at the 37th Paeksang Arts Awards in 2001 for I Wish I Had a Wife and making a lavish debut, director Park Heung-sik won the Best Director Award at the 41st Paeksang Arts Awards in 2004 for My Mother the Mermaid, which captured a daughter going back to her mother’s world at age 20 and meeting her first love. The film also won the Grand Prize at the 16th Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival and further proved his outstanding directing talents. Park claims he wanted to express the most basic human desires through Love, Lies. “I focused on the desires that stem from jealousy. If envy and jealousy form in one’s heart for someone else’s talents, their desires cannot be controlled. I wanted to portray the dramatic desires that many people can relate to.”
"Its fine acting, heady romance and truly gorgeous visuals make it a pleasure to watch." - The Diva Review
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