Park Bo-gum became a narrator for the barrier-free version of Yuh Youn-jung’s Oscar-winning film “Minari”
On October 24th, the 15th Seoul Barrier-free Film Festival said, “‘Minari’ has been produced as a barrier-free film directed by Yoon Dan-bi and narrated by Park Bo-gum”.
At the Seoul Business Agency (SBA) Media Content Center in September, the Korean Barrier Free Films Committee (KOBAFF) recorded a voice commentary for the production of “Minari” barrier-free version with the participation of “Moving On” director Yoon Dan-bi and Park Bo-gum as talent donation.
Yoon Dan-bi emerged as a next-generation director representing Chungmuro after winning four awards at the 2019 Busan International Film Festival with “Moving On”. Director Yoon has been into barrier-free films after directing the barrier-free version of “Moving On”. The director said, “It was my honor to director ‘Minari’ barrier-free film. I also spent precious time looking into the movie deeper”.
Making his debut in 2011 with the movie “Blind”, Park Bo-gum has established himself as a representative actor in Korea with his delicate and passionate acting performances in various works, such as “Reply 1988”, “Seo Bok”, “Love in the Moonlight”, etc. He got a connection with barrier-free films in 2015 after starring in a 2015 barrier-free short film.
Regarding his participation in “Minari” barrier-free version, Park Bo-gum said, “It was so meaningful that I got to join as a voice commentator to lower the barriers of popular culture and arts so that more people could enjoy and appreciate this wonderful film”. He added, “I hope many other works will be barrier-free in the future”.
Director Yoon Dan-bi and actor Park Bo-gum agreed to join the barrier-free film production despite their busy schedules, drawing admiration.