Hong Sang-soo and Kim Min-hee, who have been openly involved in an affair for 6 years, have encountered an awkward situation
Hong Sang-soo, a film director, and Kim Min-hee, an actress, who have been having an affair for six years, are feeling uneasy.
On the 25th (local time), the award ceremony for the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival was held.
The movie “In the Water,” which was officially invited to the competition section of the Encounters category, failed to win an award.
Directed by Hong Sang-soo and produced by actress Kim Min-hee as a studio head, “In the Water” was screened at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival on February 25, 2022, but did not receive any awards.
Director Hong Sang-soo has been invited to the Berlin International Film Festival for four consecutive years with his films “The Woman Who Ran,” “Introduction,” “The Day After,” and “In Front of Your Face.” The first three films all received awards, but “In Front of Your Face” failed to win an award, ending his four-year winning streak. “The Woman Who Ran” won the Best Director award at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, “Introduction” won the Best Screenplay award at the 71st Berlin International Film Festival, and “The Day After” won the Jury Prize at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival.
Director Hong and Kim Min-hee have a 22-year age difference and confirmed their relationship as “lovers” at a press conference for the film “On the Beach at Night Alone” on March 13, 2017. At the time, Hong was a married man with a wife and daughter. He got divorced on December 5 of the same year and is still a married man having an extramarital affair with Kim Min-hee.
Meanwhile, the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival went to French director Nadav Lapid’s film “Ahed’s Knee.” The Best Film award went to “Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn,” the Best Director award went to Ryusuke Hamaguchi for “Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy,” and the Jury Grand Prix and the Special Jury Award went to “Orlando,” “My Political Biography,” and “A Cop Movie,” respectively.