The first annual Gangneung International Film Festival is drawing to an end. The festival had distinguished itself by featuring live dubbing and interpretations for classic films without audio.
So it proved to be little surprise that the publication of the illness of Yoon Jung-hee, an actress who appeared in many such classic films, inspired words of sympathy from festival organizers at official festival events. One such person, Kim Dong-ho, was one of Yoon Jung-hee's contemporaries back in the day.
Prior to the screening of one of Yoon Jung-hee's movies Kim Dong-ho appeared ahead of time to address the crowd. He mentioned having dinner with Yoon Jung-hee as well as her husband every time he prepared to take an official trip to the Cannes Film Festival in Paris, describing them as strong friends. He dedicated that night's screening to Yoon Jung-hee and expressed hope for improvement, however minor, in her condition.
Actress Yoon Jung-hee was recently confirmed to have been suffering the worsening effects of Alzheimer's disease. While the actress appeared in many sixties era South Korean films such as "Legend of Sariggol" and "The General's Moustache", she is best known for her critically acclaimed lead role in the 2009 film "Poetry".
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. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
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