Secret Sunshine going for Oscar

Korean movie Secret Sunshine is selected to represent its country to compete in the 80th Academy Awards (best foreign movie category).

Korean movie Secret Sunshine

Jeon Do-yeon, the leading actress, won the best actress award at Cannes Film Festival in May 2007. Her co-star in the movie is famous actor Song Kang-ho.

Jeon Do-yeon is 50 Most Influential Women

Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon has officially become an influential world star. Jeon recently made the list of ’50 Most Influential Women’ released by America’s Variety magazine.

Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon

Quoting Korean critics, Variety described Jeon as a “chameleon” actress who is capable of completely engaging herself in a given role. The magazine said Jeon received the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role as a mother who loses her only son in Lee Chang-dong’s film “Secret Sunshine.” The magazine went on to comment that it was the first time for a Korean to win an award for best acting in an international film festival and that it was the result of a unanimous decision. [KBS]

Jeon Do-yeon wins best actress in Cannes

Jeon Do-yeon became the first Korean recipient of Cannes’s best actress award at the 60th Cannes Film Festival for her role in Secret Sunshine.

Korean movie Secret Sunshine