“Scent” gets ahead of others in the hot trend and creates the most touching Chinese-Korean transnational love story
“Scent” in preparation for 3 years
Getting the “hot trend” to produce a movie about a touching Chinese-Korean love story
After the trailer of the movie “Scent” was released, the elite team of movie and TV industry from China, South Korea and Hong Kong drew the attention of the media and the people working in this industry. It is reported that “Scent” which triggers a new literary film era will be released in August. This film will bring a stream of pure touching “scent” to the keen competition of movies shown in the summer vacation time slot.
It is learned that the producer Guo Li Jun and director Tsang Tsui Shan have made preparation for “Scent” for three years. They never expect to become the vanguard of this “Chinese-Korean movie hot trend”. “Scent” will be the earliest China-ROK cooperation movie on love story to be shown in this year. “I do not expect that when the movie is upcoming, a new round of Korean wave sets off an upsurge in the country. This is a surprise! We believe that many more people would like this Chinese-Korean love affair.” The director Tsang Tsui Shan said she did not think about rushing into the trend when she was preparing for the film. She wanted to show the audience a story of pure and beautiful transnational love.
In the new art film “Scent”, the South Korean actor Park Si Hoo plays a Korean interior designer. He goes to China to find his missing ex-girlfriend. He encounters Julie played by Chen Ran because of a break-up letter falling from heaven. A lively and romantic fairy tale love story is staged.
Relationship predestinated by heaven
Identifying the male lead when she saw actor Park Si Hoo
The director Tsang Tsui Shan received the award of Best New Director at the Hong Kong Film Awards for the film “Big Blue Lake” in 2012. She receives high anticipation from the people in this industry. The original novel of “Scent” is called “Taste”. In “Taste” the male lead is from Japan. In the preparation period, the producers also met with a number of popular actors from China, Japan, and South Korea. But when she saw Park Si Hoo for the first time, she identified him to be the male lead of the story. The director Tsang Tsui Shan said, “When I went to South Korea to meet with Park Si Hoo for the first time, he was wearing a cap, spoke gently with occasional bright smile. I thought he was Ren Jun. Ren Jun is gentle in appearance and honest in a goofy way. He is the type of lover that all girls would be eager to possess.”
Park Si Hoo has been fairly cautious in selecting the film project. He was deeply attracted by the script of “Scent” when he received the script. “The most attractive part of this movie is that the screenplay is exquisite. When I first read the script, I feel that this is the screenplay that I wanted.”
If acquaintance is a fate, then the two persons would eventually come together. It does not matter how far they are apart, with language barriers or separation. This is predestinated by heaven. The selection of director and actors for the film “Scent” is probably also a true portrayal of predestination.
Is it a dark horse in the summer vacation time slot?
It is because the taste of the film is pure enough
“China-ROK cooperation movie” really becomes the most popular topic in the Chinese film market this year. It can even be said to create a new type of film. Recently there are reports of news of Korean artists or directors joining Chinese movies in the newspapers almost every week. There is no lack of Korean top actors and heavyweight directors. There is also a remake of the popular Korean drama into Chinese movie. “Chinese-Korean movie” has now become the market’s most trendy type. At this moment there are many people in this industry expressing their concerns. From the point of view of the story, almost all of these films are mainly about romance. The actors are popular Korean idols. Currently they are rushing to start shooting at the same time. The next homogeneous competition would be quite fierce.
The producer Guo Li Jun has full confidence in the prospect of the box office of the film “Scent”. From the aspect of time, the release of “Scent” in August would no doubt be the first tier of the “China-ROK movie hot trend” and getting ahead of others in the market. From the production aspect, the script of “Scent” comes from the novel “Taste” written by the famous screenwriter Wang Bin who is the dedicated scriptwriter for Zhang Yimou. The script is substantial, emotional, and touching. For the cast, it includes the Korean actor Park Si Hoo who is well-known for his substantial acting and super high popularity in China. In addition we have also invited the IT Girl Chen Ran and “China dream voice” champion and super idol Li Xiang Xiang to join us.
What is the difference between “Scent” and other Chinese-Korean cooperation movies? Producer Guo Li Jun said, “The director and I do not have the utilitarian heart to rush into the trend. We make preparation for the film for three years. We shoot this film purely starting from love. We also hope that city women who have anticipation about love in reality can find resonance in the film. This is a good gift from women to women. Our director and actors come together because we really love this story. I anticipate “Scent” to be recognized by the market. I think audience can feel that the movie is produced by working from the heart. ”
Yunying Bona Distribution Company, the distributor of “Scent”, is also optimistic about the film and has confidence of the future prospects of the market.
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