Moon So-ri
South Korean actress Moon So-ri (L) and her husband and director Jang Joon-hwan walk on a red carpet upon their arrival at the 8th Korea Film Awards in Seoul. Reuters

Veteran actress Moon So Ri will represent Korea as one of the honourable jury member for the 73rd annual Venice International Film Festival to be held in August. The 42 year old is reportedly the first Korean actress to be appointed as a juror for the prestigious cinematic gala.

Commenting on So Ri's appointment, a source from the film festival told Naver: "Moon So Ri is a brilliant actress who represents the Korean film industry. She has accomplished several milestones in Korean film and it is an honour to have her as juror following her 2002 award."

The Oasis actress, who is the proud awardee of "Marcello Mastroianni Award for Emerging Actor or Actress" at the 2002 Venice Film Festival, has been appointed to review the Orizzonti (or Horizons) section of the movies. The Orizzonti section is reportedly dedicated to "films that represent the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema, with special attention to debut films."

The actress, who is currently shooting for her forth coming movie, seemed exuberant on her selection as a juror. She told Soompi, "It's always difficult to compare films and give them scores. But nothing compares to the experience of meeting filmmakers all around the world and watching films together. I have many good memories of the Venice International Film Festival and I hope to make even more this year."

The 73rd International Film Festival will be held from August 31 to September 10.