Spools of golden thread, delicate bolts of cloth, and the seal of kings mingled with the intrigue of a royal court will conspire in director Lee Won-suk’s historical film, The Royal Tailor. Set for release in December, The Royal Tailor is a unique look into the lives of the Sanguiwon craftsmen who were primarily responsible for the attire of the royal family during the Joseon Dynasty.
This film is also the first of its genre that Park Shin-hye will be adding to her list of accomplishments. She plays the major role of the Queen, who is described as a sensitive and docile admirer of the arts, wistful and lonely due to the cold demeanor of her husband the King (portrayed by Yoo Yeon-seok).
The exciting line up of actors includes Ko Soo, who plays a talented and dextereous designer named Kong-jin, Han Suk-kyu who plays a scrupulous master artisan with no patience for disorderliness, Ma Dong-seok who portrays a kind-hearted nobleman with an eye for remarkable skill, and Lee Yoo-bi from whose character (Royal Concubine So-ui) we can expect much jealousy and drama.
With the focus of this film being a look into the tasteful world of artistry and historical fashion, and a cast of skilled actors, it is bound to be engaging and praiseworthy.
Have a look at the trailer below, and lets hope for the best as we brave the winter for a sip of orchid tea and a whiff of silk in the workshop of The Royal Tailor!