On July 18th Lee Jung-eun won the best supporting actress award for her role in "Parasite" at the 24th annual Chunsa Film Festival. In her acceptance speech, Lee Jung-eun spoke warmly of her mother's references to success from the festival, saying that it put her in a good mood for the night.
Lee Jung-eun went on to thank the South Korean film directors who voted on the awards for their kindness. Lee Jung-eun also talked about how she had often thought that she had never made it as an actress, but nevertheless strived to make sure she never let any chances slip by. Lee Jung-eun also discussed thinking about her life as she turns fifty, and that this award has made her most determined than ever to be a great actress.
"Parasite" also won awards for best director (Bong Joon-ho), best lead actress (Jo Yeo-jung) as well as screenplay (Bong Joon-ho shared with Han Jin-won). Ju Ji-hoon won the best actor award for his work in "Dark Figure of Crime".
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 email@example.com.
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