Kim Go Eun plays Hye-ji, a troubled yet talented high school student, who was lost as a child and is reunited with her grandmother, Gye-choon, after 12 years. Things aren’t as perfect as they were before and the movie focuses on the relationship between Hye-ji and her grandmother as they try to make up for all the lost years. Canola was set in Jeju Island.

Directed by: Chang
Starring: Youn Yuh-jung, Kim Go-eun, Choi Minho
Release date: May 19, 2016

Kim Go Eun on being able to relate strongly to the screenplay:

I’ve been living with my grandmother since I was 20. At first I didn’t want her to interfere with my life. I didn’t want her attention and I expressed that in a twisted way,” Kim said. “Knowing that this story was about a grandmother, my heart ached even before reading the screenplay when I was offered the role. When I read the script, I cried my eyes out and immediately called director Chang and told him I would do it. I felt a lot of empathy for Hae-ji.

Kim said that she also dedicated her performance in the film to her grandmother. “I’ve done films that were probably uncomfortable for my grandma to watch. But this film will be a gift to her.

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