On May 1st Jung Woo-sung accepted the best film award for "Innocent Witness" at the Baeksang Film Awards. In his acceptance speech, Jung Woo-sung expressed nervousness about speaking right after Kim Hye-ja. He mentioned thinking about not accepting the award too quickly, then expressed thanks.
Jung Woo-sung went on to discuss "Innocent Witness", a widely praised legal drama about an autistic witness to an apparent murder. Jung Woo-sung said that the movie was about prejudice, and the attitudes that go into making prejudice possible. He said it was a movie about doing the right thing, and expressed strong gratitude to the cast and crew for working through the film during last year's very uncomfortably hot summer.
Jung Woo-sung also specifically called out Kim Hyang-gi, calling her his Perfect Partner with tears in his eyes. A quick pan to Kim Hyang-gi in the audience showed that she too was having a similar emotional reaction.
Jung Woo-sung finished by saying he thinks that film acts as a mirror of the age in which it is produced. He said he hoped that mirror could be used to reflect more beauty in the future.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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