Director Hong Sang Soo's 6th collaboration film with actress Kim Min Hee - titled 'Hotel by the River' - took away the honor of 3 prestigious awards at the 56th annual 'Gijon Film Festival' in Gijon, Spain this past November 24.
'Hotel by the River' is director Hong Sang Soo's 23rd full-length film. After being invited to the 'Gijon Film Festival' as an official competition piece this year, the production was chosen as 'Most Excellent Production', 'Most Excellent Screenplay', as well as the production with the 'Best Male Actor', Ki Joo Bong.
'Hotel by the River' revolves around unlikely figures who run into unique encounters at the hotel by the river, shot in director Hong Sang Soo's signature, black and white picture. It stars Kim Min Hee, Ki Joo Bong, Song Sun Mi, Yoo Jun Sang, Kwon Hae Hyo, and more. It is expected to premiere some time next year in Korea.
Meanwhile, director Hong Sang Soo and actress Kim Min Hee shocked the public by admitting to their affair in March of 2017.