Recently, actor Lee Je Hoon appeared in the closing ceremony of the 15th Shanghai International Film Festival and had an honored the place on the red carpet.
On June 24, Lee was invited to the festival because his movie Introduction to Architecture was selected as a finale movie. He became a part of the grand finale and was often in the spotlight.
Introduction to Architecture has put two different ideas of one’s first love and architecture together. Lee played a college freshman named Seung Min and portrayed a twenty-year-old young man’s fluttering, painful, and mournful first love. He did a remarkable job of displaying various emotions with his eyes, and viewers complimented him on his acting skills, which caused viewers to be more engaged in the movie. Soon he was dubbed as “the icon of first love.”
The movie generated “first love fever” in Korea and attracted 4.1 million moviegoers. The number became a record in the history of the Korean melodramatic movie. In addition, this masterpiece was highly evaluated at the 65th Cannes International Film Festival and in such Asian movie markets as Japan, Hong Kong, and Thailand.
At the event, Lee appeared on the red carpet in a unique black suit whose collar was a patchwork of velvet and silk. Along with his sophisticated, stylish fashion, his big smile and manners attracted attention from the crowd of fans gathered at the ceremony.
On June 24, a press conference for the movie was held, and people showed great interest in Lee Je Hoon and Han Ga In. The place was filled with Chinese reporters and netizens, which obviously proved the movie’s popularity. The closing ceremony of the festival was broadcast live in real time, and netizens responded with explosive reactions.
Lee Je Hoon is now waiting for his other movie, Fortune Tellers, to open. His next work will be My Pavarotti (tentative title), in which he will play a high school student who takes vocal lessons in the daytime and works at a bar at night.