'Shades of the Heart': Live stream, release date, plot and all you need to know about the Korean drama starring IU
IU is cast alongside Yeon Woo-jin, Kim Sang-ho, and more in this South Korean friendship drama film with Kim Jong-kwan as director
While IU is gearing for the release of her comeback album 'BYLAC' set for a March release, the South Korean singer has another exciting project arriving in the same month.
An already well-established actress with several movies in her filmography, IU is returning to films and has been announced as a starring actor on an upcoming drama film 'Shades of the Heart'. IU is cast alongside Yeon Woo-jin, Kim Sang-ho, and more. Here's all you need to know about 'Shades of the Heart' below.
The film's release date has been confirmed and is scheduled to drop on March 31, 2021. The film was released for the first time at the 20th Jeonju International Film Festival in 2019 through the Jeonju Cinema Project.
'Shades of the Heart' is a new South Korean friendship drama film with Kim Jong-kwan as director.
"After getting divorced overseas, Chang-seok returns to Korea and readies to publish a novel based on his own life," reads a synopsis for 'Shades of the Heart' on HanCinema. "Mi-yeong recollects her meeting him and their past together. Yoo-jin shares a leftover cigarette with him and thinks about her past. Seong-ha tries his best to nurse his dying wife. Joo-eun, a bartender who has lost her memories after a car accident, collects memories of her patrons... Chang-seok listens and hears stories of people around him and feels his heart changing and begins writing a new story."
IU is cast as Mi-yeong in the film. IU has established herself as a formidable force on the music charts of her native country and further cemented her girl-next-door image as Korea's "little sister." She has acted in series such as 'Hotel del Luna' (2019), 'Persona' (2019), 'The Producers' (2015), and more.
Yeon Woo-jin plays Chang-seok in the film. Yeon stepped into the entertainment industry as a model and gained recognition as an actor with his role in 'Arang and the Magistrate' (2012) which earned him a nomination for Best New Actor. He expanded his acting repertoire with leading roles in 'Marriage, Not Dating' (2014), 'Divorce Lawyer in Love' (2015), 'Introverted Boss' (2017), 'Queen for Seven Days' (2017) and 'Judge vs. Judge' (2017).
Kim Sang-ho plays Seong-ha. He has made a number of notable appearances in film, television and theater. With a multitude of projects in his filmography, Sang-ho's latest film appearances include 'The Golden Holiday', 'By Quantum Physics: A Nightlife Venture', 'The Witness' and more. He is also known for his role in television series like 'The Kingdom', 'The Guardians' and 'The Nokdu Flower'.
Kim Jong-kwan is an acclaimed and prolific short filmmaker known for his inventive short-form narratives. He has also released several successful feature films including 'Worst Woman', 'The Table', 'Josée,' and Netflix's original 'Persona.'
How to stream
It is unclear which platforms 'Shades of the Heart' will release as of now. We will update this space with further details in the future.
AtNine Film has teased the film on March 10 with several posters and clips on their Instagram. Check them out below.