Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Poj Arnon directing romance in South Korea

Poj Arnon is the latest Thai filmmaker to be caught up in the trend of Korean pop culture. He started shooting a movie last week in Gangwon Province, South Korea.

Sorry Sarahaeyo (Sorry Sa Rang He Yo) is a Thai-South Korean co-production aimed at promoting tourism in South Korea. It's a romance about a vacationing Thai woman, played by Thai-Japanese model Haru Yamakushi, who falls in love with a South Korean actor, played by singer Noh Ah Joo.

At a press event in Bangkok a couple of weeks ago, Poj stated it’ll be the first time he’s directed a romance about a woman in love with a man. He’s better known for his katoey comedies and the gay romance Bangkok Love Story.

Other Thai directors working in South Korea recently include Wisit Sasanatieng, who's in production in Busan on his Iron Pussy segment for the city's pan-Asian romance anthology Camellia.

And last year, Aditya Assarat examined what it's like for a South Korean actress to go on vacation in Thailand in Phuket. Last month, Phuket screened at the Clermont-Ferrand festival.

Production on Sorry began on February 17 in Gangwon Province and is expected to wrap by March 2. Shooting locations will include Chuncheon City, Pyeongchang County, Sokcho City and Kang Neung City. The movie is co-produced by Poj's production company Film Guru and South Korea's Don't Worry.

(Via Asian Media Wiki)

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