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Actress Youn Yuh-jung nabbed the best actress award at the 20th Fantasia International Film Festival with her latest film “The Bacchus Lady.”

This is the veteran’s first best actress award in 45 years, since her 1971 flick “Woman of Fire.”

The movie was also honored with the Best Screenplay award at the Canadian film festival, which ran from July 14 to Aug. 2.

“Taking on a potentially sordid subject, [director] E [J-yong] brings attention to the harsh realities of growing old without a safety net, but also infuses his characters with warmth and racy humor, typified by the never-say-die attitude of the heroine as played by the magnetic Youn Yuh-jung,” said Maggie Lee, the chief Asia film critic at the Variety.

The movie is currently wrapping up its shooting, and will become available to local audiences in the latter part of this year.

Youn debuted in 1966, and has gained recognition for her talent through the various projects in which she has starred, including the movies “Canola” (2016) and “The Taste of Money” (2012), as well as her latest drama “Dear My Friends” (2016).

By Jin Min-ji
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