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Youn Yuh Jung Is Proud of Her Movie ‘Minari’

Actor Youn Yuh Jung commented on Minari winning the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize of the Sundance International Film Festival.

On Feb. 17, a press and distribution preview of the movie, Chansil Has Many Blessings, was held.

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When the actor was asked about her continuous appearance on director Kim Cho Hee’s films, she answered, “As I turned 60, I decided to live my luxuriously. This luxury means, not worrying about the money or the role, and just choosing the work if I like the people. I like Kim Cho Hee and that’s why I decided to play the role of granny.”

She also showed her pride in Minari, which earlier won both the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival. Minari tells the story of a Korean family who moved to the US to follow the American Dream in the 1980s to a farm in Arkansas.

Han Yeri, Steven Yeun, Lee Isaac Chung, Yuh Jung Youn, Alan Kim, Noel Cho
Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP

“When I first read the script for ‘Minari,’ I could feel its sincerity, just like the script for ‘Chansil,’” she added. “To be honest, I didn’t cry when we won the Audience Award, but when Issac (director of Minari) was called on stage for the Grand Jury Prize, I was crying my eyes out. Not much attention was paid to Minari since Parasite won 4 Oscars, but I am still very proud of it,” she recalled her memory of Minari.

Chansil Has Many Blessings is about a movie producer Chansil (Kang Mal Gum) with no work or house who moves into an actress’s (Yoon Seung Ah) house as a maid.

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