Yoon Yeo-jeong honored with major film award

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Yoon Yeo-jeong honored with major film award


Actress Yoon Yeo-jeong won the Jury Grand Prize on Thursday at the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards for her role in “The Bacchus Lady.”

Directed by E J-yong, the film revolves around Yoon’s character named So-yeong, a veteran prostitute earning a living by providing her services to old men. The film touches on the pain of senior citizens and forces the audience to think about how they will deal with death.

“First of all, I thank the jury for the award,” said Yoon at the ceremony held in Brisbane, Australia. “And I wouldn’t have been here were it not for Director E. I’m very thankful for having been able to work with the director. It’s been 50 years since I started working as an actress, but I still believe that if there isn’t a [good] director, there can’t be a [good] actress.”

This isn’t the first time that the actress has won an award for the film, as she nabbed the best actress award at the 20th Fantasia International Film Festival, which was held in July and August.

Asia Pacific Screen Awards is an international cultural initiative of the Brisbane City Council along with Unesco and the International Federation of Film Producers Associations to honor and promote the films, actors, directors and cultures of the Asia-Pacific region to a global audience.

In addition to Yoon, director Yeon Sang-ho was awarded the Best Animated Feature Film at the ceremony for his animation “Seoul Station.”
By Jin Min-ji
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