Consider me pleasantly pleased with everything I’ve seen so far from upcoming sageuk movie The Sound of a Flower (Dorihwaga). Starring Suzy and Ryu Seung Ryung, the movie chronicles the life of the real first female pansori singer Jin Chae Sun, and her mentor as well as pansori legend Shin Jae Hyo. It’s basically the movie and pansori version of Painter of the Wind, which was the drama and painting story of a female painter impersonating as a man in order to paint during Joseon era.
Moon Geun Young made a name for herself playing the cross-dressing lead in Painter of the Wind and it’s going to be hard to put Suzy up to the same high standard, but I want to give Suzy the chance to do well enough to merit her getting such high profile roles. She looks drop dead gorgeous in the official movie poster above, channeling a youthful modern version of the hanbok style of Lee Young Ae. It’s high praise but I certainly wasn’t expecting Suzy to really shine visually in this drama so kudos to her. Ryu Seung Ryong just does his thing so effortlessly, basically the textbook definition of an actor’s actor.
Highlight from Dorihwaga press conference: