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Son Ye-jin Set for Actress Focus at Bucheon Film Festival




Son Ye-jin Set for Actress Focus at Bucheon Film Festival


It was recently confirmed that he will be playing the lead role Park Chan-wook‘s new movie ‘The Axe’, Korea’s Son Ye-jin is set as the subject of the Bucheon International fantastic festival (BiFan)’s annual actor focus. Previous honorees include Jeon Do-yeon, Jung Woo-sung, Kim Hye-soo, Seol Kyung-gu and Choi Min-sik.

Son who was the star of the breakout TV series “A crash landing on you”, has extensive credits including “A Moment to Remember”, 2005’s “The Art Of Seduction”; an eccentric woman married to two husbands in “My Wife Got Married” in 2008; and as a feisty pirate in “The Pirates” and the 2016 hit “The Last Princess.”

These have earned her more than 50 awards, including the Prime Minister’s Commendation, three Grand Bell Awards (2003, 2014, 2016), six Baeksang Arts Awards (2003, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2017, 2020), five Blue Dragon Film Awards (2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2016), and two Korean Association of Film Critics Awards. She was also named Best Actress at the Asia-Pacific Film Festival for her performance in 2005’sApril snow.”

The contemporary retrospective, titled ‘One and Only Son Ye-jin’, includes screenings of some of her representative films, the publication of a booklet commemorating actors, a mega talk session and a photo exhibition. She is also expected to hit the red carpet on the opening night of the festival. The festival takes place from July 4 to 14.


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