The movie ‘Sky and Sea’ is the first Asian movie to be nominated for an award at the 8th annual Tirana International Film Festival, and its nomination has sparked sudden interest among netizens in actor Yoo Ah In’s appearance in the movie.
‘Sky and Sea’ is a movie about Haneul [her name means ‘sky’], who has the spirit of a 6 year old but is a musical genius, and her friends who receive comfort and sincere friendship through Haneul. Jang Nara, Juny, and Yoo Ah In were the main stars. Yoo Ah In plays a troublemaker pizza delivery boy who begins to open his heart because of Haneul’s innocence and friendship.
‘Sky and Sea’ premiered in October 2009, so Yoo Ah In’s appearance is not very different from what it is now, but if Yoo Ah In has a bit more of a masculine feeling now, then in the movie his immaculate complexion and bright smile allow the feeling of a pure boy to permeate the movie. His appearance at the movie’s press premiere, in a fashionable black jacket and cute straight-cut bangs have especially earned attention.
Netizens who have found the photos showed their curiosity. ‘Before he became Guh-roh sahyung Yoo Ah In looked like that, I see,’ ‘He seems like a pure young boy,’ and ‘No matter how much I see it and see it again, it’s a face I’m happy to see,’ and sent other words of hot support.
‘Sky and Sea’ stopped screening only 12 days after its premiere because of the problem of cross-screening. [T/N: Say there are 3 movie screens in a theater: Screen A, B, C. When a movie comes out in Korea, a theater will normally reserve Screen A for one movie and show it several times a say: say, ‘Sky and Sea’ will play at 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm, 10pm. They will do this for several weeks before audiences start dropping off, and then they will begin cross-screening like this—-10am: Sky and Sea, 1pm: Harry Potter, 4pm: SS, 7pm: HP, 10pm: SS. But movie theaters began cross-screening for ‘Sky and Sea’ as soon as it premiered, and the director/producers felt like they were treating the movie like it wouldn’t be popular from the very start, so they were angry and pulled the movie.] Moreover, Yoo Ah In criticized the movie’s producer Joo Ho Sung, who is Jang Nara’s father, by saying he abused his authority by directly filming the movie himself, etc.
Reported by Kim Pyo Hyang @ Sports Chosun
Translated by jaeshinah