Lee Jung-eun won the Best Actress award for her performance in “Hommage” (2021) at the London East Asia Film Festival (Leaff) earlier this week.
In the film, directed by Shin Su-won, Lee portrays a middle-aged woman film director who restores a film from 1962 by a different female filmmaker. She time travels back to the 1960s to recover some missing film footage and explores the art of cinema.
“Hommage” was screened at the 2022 Jeonju International Film Festival, the Glasgow Film Festival 2022, 2022 Florence Korea Film Fest and the Tokyo International Film Festival 2021.
Lee is best known for her role as the housekeeper in director Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning film “Parasite” (2019).
Leaff was established in 2015 and celebrates diversity in East Asian films.
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