Maui Taylor is scheduled to arrive today here in Seoul to start shooting for a Korean film “The Taste of Money” under the direction of Mr. Im Sang-soo.
She will be playing the role of a Filipina, hired as a nanny by a powerful Korean family. She is a smart woman with a graduate degree but due to family circumstances she worked abroad to support her children back in the Philippines. Sounds like a familiar plot about the lives of our fellow Pinoys, right? But Maui Taylor’s character will be more complex than that.
This is something to look forward to, although as of the moment the film is targeted for film festivals. The director, Mr. Im Sang-soo, won as Best Director for the movie “The Housemaid” in the International Competition Category at the 12th Cinemanila International Film Festival last year. The film was also screened at the Cannes Film Festival last year. The production team that did “The Housemaid” are working together again for the current film “The Taste of Money” aiming for the same level of success.