Bae Doo-na appears at Cannes fest with Jim Sturgess
Posted : 2014-05-20 14:50
Updated : 2014-05-20 17:32
Bae Doo-na is seen with ‘Cloud Atlas' actor Jim Sturgess on her arrival at Cannes, Monday. / AP-Yonhap
By Lee Kyung-min
Actress Bae Doo-na arrived at the Cannes Film Festival to promote her latest film "A Girl at My Door," one of three Korean films that have gotten a nomination at the prestigious event. The film is a debut for director July Jung.
In the latest movie, Bae plays police academy graduate Young-nam who gets demoted and sent to work at a police station in a remote coastal city.
Her character meets Do-hee, played by Kim Sae-ron, a teenage girl who suffers constant abuse from her stepfather, played by actor Song Sae-byeok.
Bae portrays a character who sees herself in Kim Sae-ron's character and recognizes that they are suffering from similar pain, and the two characters develop a meaningful friendship. Bae said that she was so fascinated by the storyline that she decided to star in the movie without pay.
At the film's official screening at the Theatre Debussy, those in attendance gave it a three-minute standing ovation and it received positive reviews from the media. At the screening, Bae was accompanied by the English actor Jim Sturgess, who was long-rumored to be her boyfriend since they co-starred in the 2012 movie "Cloud Atlas."