Iconic film star Kang Soo-youn was laid to relaxation in Seoul on Wednesday after spending half a century within the Korean movie trade.
Her funeral service started at 10 a.m. at a corridor of the Samsung Medical Heart in southern Seoul with about 100 members of the family, mates and movie trade individuals attending.
Kang, the primary Asian to win finest actress on the Venice Worldwide Movie Competition, died of a cerebral hemorrhage on the hospital Saturday, two days after struggling a cardiac arrest. She was 55.
“I want this might be only a scene from a film,” actor Yoo Ji-tae, who led the funeral, stated. He grew to become so emotional that he couldn’t converse any extra.
Kim Dong-ho, a former chairman of the board of the Busan Worldwide Movie Competition (BIFF) who had recognized Kang for many years, regretted the burden her early-found standing as an iconic determine within the movie trade will need to have given her.
A portrait of late actress Kang Soo-youn is seen throughout her funeral service at a corridor of the Samsung Medical Heart in southern Seoul on Might 11, 2022. (Yonhap)
“You’ve lived a tough life carrying the world star crown on the younger age of 21,” Kim stated. “You’ve gotten lived extra honorably and extra like a star, standing agency to guard your honor and pleasure. You have been a troublesome, sensible and powerful head of your loved ones. Displaying sturdy management and inclusivity, you’ve got cherished youthful actors and had them observe your steps with belief.”
Director Im Kwon-taek gave a brief eulogy, choking up.
“Soo-youn, I used to be at all times reassured to have you ever, like a good friend, a daughter and a youthful sister. What’s the hurry to go so early? Relaxation in peace,” he stated.
International filmmakers despatched video clips to honor the late actress.
Jennifer Jao, vice chairman of the Taipei Movie Fee, described Kang as a “mannequin of movie trade individuals all over the world” in a video, whereas Taiwanese actress Yang Kuei-mei stated she was “nonetheless probably the most dazzling goddess to us.”
Tsai Ming-liang, a Malaysian-born filmmaker in Taiwan, expressed his condolences in silence as he stared into the space in a video.
Mourners’ sobs grew louder when a video highlighting the deceased’s life, reminiscent of successful in numerous movie festivals and main an industrywide motion to defend the “display quota” system mandating film theaters fill a part of their display occasions with homegrown movies, was proven.
Director Im and his spouse, in addition to youthful actors, together with Jung Woong-in, Kim Ah-joong, Uhm Jung-hwa and Ye Ji-won, bade their final farewells to Kang earlier than director Yeon Sang-ho and three actors, together with Jung Woo-sung and Sul Kyung-gu, carried her coffin out of the corridor.
After the one-hour service closed and all mourners left, solely the banner studying, “Goodbye, a star extra lovely than all stars within the sky” was left held on the wall.