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Moon So-ri becomes first S. Korean actress on jury at Locarno

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Updated : August 07 2015

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Moon So-ri at the opening cermony of Locarno Film Festival (Yonhap)

Moon So-ri has become the first South Korean actress to attend the Locarno Film Festival as a jury member, her management agency said Friday.

Moon attended the opening ceremony and the red carpet event of the festival in Locarno, Switzerland, on Wednesday and "received the spotlight as a world-class actress representing South Korean cinema," C-JeS Entertainment said.

Moon is the third South Korean to become a Locarno jury member after directors Hong Sang-soo and Im Sang-soo in 2009 and 2012, respectively. She, however, is the first South Korean actress to achieve the feat.

Prior to Locarno, Moon has served as a jury member at several international film festivals, including in Busan, Jeonju, Tokyo and Cairo.

She is scheduled to vote for the winner of Locarno's competitive awards and introduce "Actress," a film she directed in 2014, and "Oasis," a 2002 South Korean movie starring Moon, before returning to her home country on Aug. 16.

This year's Locarno Film Festival started Wednesday and will end Aug. 15. (Yonhap)

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