It's finally Friday and we have our Michelle Kim here with us for our last arts and culture segment of the week. Today, she'll tell us about the premiere of an American movie featuring a Korean actress and .
[Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young
Let's start with the film. Which film is it and who is the Korean actress in it[Reporter : ] The film is "Cloud Atlas" and the actress is Bae Doo-na, who was in Los Angeles for the premiere on Wednesday.
Korean actress Bae Doo-na walked alongside American actor Tom Hanks and American actresses Halle Berry and Susan Sarandon on Wednesday in Los Angeles for the red carpet premiere of their upcoming film "Cloud Atlas," which opens Friday in the United States.
Directed by Tom Tykwer of "Run Lola Run" and the Wachowski siblings, who directed "The Matrix Trilogy," the film follows six stories spanning hundreds of years,.. from the 1840s to the present day to a post-apocalyptic future.
Halle Berry told the press about the themes centering the film.
[Interview : Halle Berry, Actress] "I think one of the common themes of the movie is reincarnation. We keep coming back time after time after time until our soul evolves to its highest good. I think the theme is also about how we make individual choices as people and we can make choices that affect what happens to us for generations to come."
Based on the philosophical book by British author David Mitchell, "Cloud Atlas" explores how all actions have consequences in the past, present and future.
Like the book, the film follows six separate but related stories, but instead of putting the stories in chronological order like the book does, the film intertwines the stories to show the connections between them.
Each of the leading actors and actresses in the ensemble cast play multiple roles in the film as it progresses.
"Cloud Atlas" hits theaters in the U.S. on Friday and opens in Korea on January 10th.