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Filmmaker Hong Sang-soo to file for divorce: report

Filmmaker Hong Sang-soo is to file for divorce against his wife, a local media outlet reported Monday.

According to the report, Hong has decided to sue for divorce after failing to come to a settlement with his wife, who has so far refused any agreement.
Hong Sang-soo and Kim Min-hee (Yonhap)
Hong Sang-soo and Kim Min-hee (Yonhap)

Citing personnel in the film industry close to Hong, the report said Hong is thinking about marrying actress Kim Min-hee. “A divorce is unavoidable. Hong regrets that he has to go through with a suit,” the source said.

Hong has dated Kim, who is not married, for around three years. Kim has starred in numerous films made by the award-winning director, including “Claire’s Camera” and “Hotel by the River.”

The two publically admitted to their relationship at a media event held last year for their film “On the Beach at Night Alone.“

By Im Eun-byel (