Films that make the name of ‘national grandmother’ Youn Yuh Jung


Actress Youn Yuh Jung gave a speech when she received the Best Supporting Actress Award for Oscar 2021 – Photo: REUTERS

In her speech to receive the Oscars on the morning of April 26 (Vietnam time), she Youn Yuh Jung humorous thanks to her two sons, who “made mom go out and work”. “This is the result, because you have worked so hard,” she “showed off” the golden statue to her son.

Indeed, during her acting career of more than 50 years, Ms. Youn Yuh Jung has participated in many films, from television to movies, with extremely diverse character personalities. Her “fortune” of movies must have been a few hundred.

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Actress Youn Yuh Jung poses with actor Brad Pitt. Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment is the production unit of the Minari movie that Youn Yuh Jung participates in – Photo: REUTERS

Let’s take a look at some movies that have made Youn Yuh Jung’s name:

Minari (in 2020)

A movie not to be missed when it comes to Youn Yuh Jung is definitely Minari, the work made her the first Korean actress to win an Oscar.

In the movie, she plays the role of Soon Ja, a grandmother from Korea who comes to America to help her daughter take care of her grandchildren, so that she and her daughter can work with peace of mind.

The emotional family life, the love and anger, and the differences in thinking and culture between the young generation living in America and an elderly with bold Asian identity made the film attractive. .

According to the The AtlanticYoun Yuh Jung imitated his great-grandmother’s image to play the role of Soon Ja.

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Actress Youn Yuh Jung poses with Han Ye Ri, who plays her daughter in Minari, on the red carpet Oscar 2021 – Photo: REUTERS

The Bacchus Lady (2016)

Youn Yuh Jung is known as a “bloody” actress when she is not afraid to play “tough” roles, among them the role of an old prostitute named So Young in the movie. The Bacchus Lady.

This sensitive film was shown at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Seattle International Film Festival.

The film also earned her nominations for Best Actress Award at the Baeksang Art Awards (2017) and the Blue Dragon Film Awards (2016) of Korea.

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In The Bacchus Lady, Youn Yuh Jung is not afraid to play an old prostitute

Woman of Fire (1971)

Woman of Fire is the first movie that Youn Yuh Jung participates in, also the movie that helps her “debut” in the movie world.

During her acceptance speech at the 93rd Oscar, she thanked “genius director” Kim Ki Young, who helped her get her first movie.

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Youn Yuh Jung from Woman of Fire

Woman of Fire is one of a series of three theme films Housemaid (Maid) famous director Kim Ki Young, whose content is quite sensitive revolves around the life of a composer and wife until a charming girl appears in the house.

The film earned Youn Yuh Jung the Special Mention Best Actress award at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain.

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