Cannes Festival Snafu as B1A4’s Jinyoung is Accidentally Listed as Male Lead Opposite Kim Min Hee in On the Beach Alone at Night

This is an awkward mix up to have but no harm no foul I guess. Director Hong Sang Soo‘s art house flick On the Beach at Nigh Alone is screening at the Cannes Film Festival and it remains to be seen if the movie gets the same positive feedback here as it did at the Berlin Film Festival. It was there that leading lady Kim Min Hee won Best Actress and also where she stepped out with still married director Hong Sang Soo as a couple. The movie is apparently a riff on their illicit romance with Kim Min Hee playing a movie star dealing with romancing a older married director, but for the Cannes screening there was a major mix up as older male lead Jung Jin Young was swapped for idol-actor Jung Jin Young of B1A4. This isn’t even about all Asians look alike or have confusingly similar sounding names, the twenty year age gap of the two guys turns On the Beach into a different movie, one of a noona and her dongsaeng romance lol. I’m sure Jinyoung wouldn’t mind being mentioned at Cannes except hopefully one day it will correctly for a movie he’s starring in.

Kim Min Hee really is so pretty and talented, and hopefully her personal life will simmer down in scandal level soon so she can get back to being judged on her talents over her probably poor decision making life skills in choosing a romantic partner.


Cannes Festival Snafu as B1A4’s Jinyoung is Accidentally Listed as Male Lead Opposite Kim Min Hee in On the Beach Alone at Night — 8 Comments

  1. Isn’t that movie actor Jung Jin Young, not Jung Jae Young hence the same name mix-up with the young idol. Jung Jin Young was in Glamorous Temptation two years ago, as the Prime Minister. And the movie screening in Cannes is Claire’s Camera with Isabelle Huppert. Not On the Beach at Night Alone, right?

    • You are right Rubie. This is a photocall for Claire’s Camera and it is JJY from King and the Clown which most drama people are also familiar with. I am always surprised that K-drama lovers know so little about K-cinema. Hopefully at some point blogs will also grow up and stop screaming “scandal” like bad tabloids and let adults be instead of getting judgey.

      • I have to agree. I don’t watch movies for the morals of their actors, and unless they committed an actual crime like Polanski, I don’t care that much.

        If I boycott all actors who had affairs then that means I can’t watch half my old Hollywood favourites like Marilyn Monroe, Katharine and Audrey Hepburn, or even Ingrid Bergman anymore! And that’s just the women.

  2. Lol seems like Cannes didn’t even bother to check the film or double check anything, how lazy… Anyway, at least the film got some additional PR

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