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Oh my, another award. Miss Baek has really made her into an actor. Can i hope that she will also do movies on the side:D indie or commercial film will do, i am sure she can choose well.

 

My thoughts on her new drama. Actually just reading about it yesterday, i was in for a shock too just like when she has chosen dazzling. I never thought she will choose another drama and yet her new drama is not yet shown, this is her third in row. She has chosen dazzling right before miss baek and familiar wife is shown so she has chosen it mainly because of the director and writer and to act beside kim hye ja who she adores so much based on the bts. She is not the lead here and even if njh is younger by more than a decade, her character and age in the drama is just the same as njh so this not a noona relationship. She was only made younger and as we can see, we can't even tell the age difference. I hope this will do well really as her previous drama has been received well. I think i am just greedy, just seeing ji min active as what @tok-soompisaid, i will be more than happy. We know that she takes longer breaks, waiting for 3 years for her to return in a drama is a lot of torture lol. And i know that she has already learned from hyde, jekyll and me, she is choosing her projects with meaty female characterization now. Spring night is first offered to son ye jin but just reading it, i am sure she will decline as her pairing with jhi is still fresh. And offering it to han ji min, i do believe it is an honor because of the previous works of the director. The writer, not so much since i admit, i got annoyed watching the 2nd half of something in the rain. But i have enjoyed SLA as one of the director's previous works. The director is known to tackle sensitive/relevant issues i believe and it think it is one of the reasons why ji min accepted. Ji min has 2 back to back romcom dramas so having a melo under this director i think is a variety and a good choice, keeping my fingers crossed on the story, please be good. Also, not sure about MBC(i have only watched very few dramas last year from MBC) but i just really wish it will do well so we can see her in the year end awards lol. As long as i can see ji min, i am good and happy. I trust her choices and i hope she will slay this drama again. I want her to do something like padam padam, i still treasure that drama:wub: And i do think this is the project, I hope it is a drama relatable to those in their 30s and still single since so many does not want to get married now lol. I think their age will be almost similar so this is not a noona story just like something in the rain. She strikes while the iron is hot and i just hope she is not too burned out. Looking forward to dazzling/the light in your eyes first:D Can i also wish for her hair to be longer in her new drama too? She is most beautiful in padam padam too:wub:

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^thank goodness for the translation. I hope we will have no issues on the subtitle. Sometimes jtbc dramas are not subtitled quickly. 

 

Ji min might be on her flight to the US by now. Miss Baek has given her a lot of awards and recognitions which she truly deserves:wub:

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January 31, 2019

 

Winners Of The 10th Film Award Of The Year

 

Source: Soompi by S. Park

 

Winners Of The 10th Film Award Of The Year

 

Outstanding films and actors were recognized at the 10th Film Award of the Year.

 

On January 30, the award ceremony took place at the Press Center in Seoul.

11 Bonsangs (main awards) and seven special awards were given out during the ceremony to films that were released from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 as a result of votes from 64 companies and 90 reporters from the Korean Film Reporters Association.

This year’s Best Film award was given to director Yoon Jong Bin’s “The Spy Gone North.” The film was invited to the midnight screening of the 71st Cannes Film Festival and told the true story of the intelligence war between North and South Korea.

 

21st Century Fox Korea, the Korean distributor for “Bohemian Rhapsody,” received the Foreign Film Award and its CEO got up on the stage to thank viewers for their support. Joo Ji Hoon was named as the winner of the Best Supporting Actor award, but was unable to attend due to an overseas event.

 

Jin Seo Yeon, the winner of Best Supporting Actress, expressed her gratitude on stage. She said, “Thank you for giving lots of love to ‘Believer.’ It made me think that the world changed a lot. Boryung, who I portrayed, was a character you couldn’t see in Korean films in the past. I worried if the actress who portrayed this character would be able to appear in another film after this and I thought that I wouldn’t be able to work after this film ended. It was a very strong character, but I was so surprised and thankful that I received so much love from viewers.”

 

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Best Actor Award recipient Lee Sung Min stated, “When I’m confident about a film, I also have confidence during interviews, and I felt confident when ‘The Spy Gone North’ was released. Thank you to those who made the film with me including director Yoon Jong Bin and actors Hwang Jung Min, Joo Ji Hoon, and Jo Jin Woong.”

 

Han Ji Min won the Best Actress Award and said, “I’m grateful that ‘Miss Baek’ could receive love amongst big films. I’ll become an actress who grows while showing good acting through good projects no matter the size of the film.”

 

Film Person of the Year went to director Kim Yong Hwa, who set a record for the highest number of moviegoers with “Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds” and “Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days.” “My mind feels heavy because I’ve received this award for two consecutive years,” said the director. “Thank you to writer Joo Ho Min who gave me inspiration for directing.”

 

The Judge’s Award was selected by the judges of the Korean Film Reporters Association, and it was awarded to actress Kim Hye Soo who continues to challenge herself through various roles including her most recent film “Default.”

 

Ahn Sung Ki, who debuted in 1957 through the film “Twilight Train,” received the Special Lifetime Achievement Award. CJ Entertainment’s Department Head Yoo In Ho won Promoter of the Year and Kyunghyang Shinmun’s Kim Kyung Hak won Film Reporter of the Year.

 

Film Award of the Year was established by the Korean Film Reporters Association in February 2009 to evaluate the year of the Korean film industry and to cheer on people working on films in difficult environments. The Korean Film Reporters Association has 31 members including daily, news agencies, economic, film, sports, and online newspapers. Film reporters from companies belonging to the Korean Film Reporters Association cast votes to choose the winners. The committee has a transparent system of judging where the entire process, including the nominations and voting, is revealed on the website and security is maintained in order to prevent any external pressure.

 

Check out the full list of winners below:

 

Best Film: “The Spy Gone North”

Director of the Year: Director Lee Chang Dong (“Burning”)

Best Actress Award: Han Ji Min (“Miss Baek”)

Best Actor Award: Lee Sung Min (“The Spy Gone North”)

Best Supporting Actress: Jin Seo Yeon (“Believer”)

Best Supporting Actor: Joo Ji Hoon (“The Spy Gone North”)

New Actress Award: Kim Da Mi (“The Witch: Part 1. The Suberversion”)

New Actor Award: Nam Joo Hyuk (“The Great Battle”)

Discovery of the Year Award: Jeon Yeo Bin (“After My Death”)

Foreign Film Award: “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Indie Film Award: “After My Death”

Special Lifetime Achievement Award: Jung Ji Young and Ahn Sung Ki

100 Years of Korean Film Award: “Arirang,” “At Daybreak,” “In Search of Love” (literal title)

Film Person of the Year: director Kim Yong Hwa (“Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds”)

Judge’s Award: Kim Hye Soo

Promoter of the Year: CJ Entertainment’s Yoo In Ho

Film Reporter of the Year: Kyunghyang Shinmun’s Kim Kyung Hak

 

Congratulations to all of the winners!

 

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Han ji min is heading to New York as ambassador to open the NYAFF:wub:

 

 

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Another great review of Miss Baek:wub:

 

Miss Baek (South Korea, 2018) [NYAFF Winter Showcase 2019]

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Director Lee Ji-won’s first feature, Miss Baek, follows a child abuse survivor who comes out of the shadows to help an abused little girl. Women are at the center of this story about power, motherhood, and trauma.

Working a variety of low wage, low visibility jobs (washing cars, serving as a masseuse) Sang-ah Baek (Han Ji-min) lets her past define her, keeping her in the shadows and in a state of misery. But when she meets Ji-eun (Kim Si-ah), a 9-year-old girl whose stepmother Mi-kyung (Kwon So-hyun) and father (Baek Soo-jang) neglect and brutally abuse her, Sang-ah, a child abuse survivor herself, begins to open up to the world and to the idea that she could be a better person, if just a little bit

When Sang-ah’s detective boyfriend Jang-sup (Lee Hi-joon) finds her mother dead in her apartment, old memories resurface. Rejecting her boyfriend’s marriage proposals and struggling under the weight of childhood trauma, Sang-ah sees herself as someone incapable of loving or being loved. But everything changes when she meets Ji-eun–covered in bruises and wearing rags–and feeds her. The child’s stepmother comes for her, but Sang-ah doesn’t forget the telltale signs of abuse. She does everything she can to get Ji-eun out of this dangerous situation–as her desperation grows and her fury builds.

At home, Ji-eun’s stepmother Mi-kyung (Kwon So-hyun) treats her beloved Pomeranian with more care and concern than Ji-eun whom she resents. While Mi-kyung relentlessly beats her, her father’s involvement is almost more sinister, and he mostly turns a blind eye, spending all of his time playing video games in the dark, lit only by the glow of his computer. The movie brings the issue of child abuse to the fore without feeling like an after-school special.

Sang-ah spends more and more time with Ji-eun, trying to figure out how to protect her when the authorities (apart from Jang-sup) are unwilling to do so. The most beautiful scenes are the quietest ones, such as when Sang-ah shows Ji-eun her scars after the little girl hesitates to undress for a bath. She senses the girl’s anxiety and attempts to assuage it, even when it means exposing her own vulnerabilities. “We are the same,” she says.

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Over time, viewers get a deeper sense of Sang-ah’s past. As a high-school student, she fought back against a rape, attacking her attacker. But her rapist had a powerful father, and she had nobody, save for an alcoholic mother from whom she was estranged. So Sang-ah found herself in handcuffs instead of her rapist. Later, her mother avenged her daughter’s rape and went to prison herself.

Sang-ah’s past certainly weighs on her, but none more so than her legacy of childhood abuse. Her mother abused her, and then later abandoned her at an orphanage to save her from further abuse. So she asks herself, Can someone like me be a mother? This theme runs throughout the film, as Sang-ah tries to figure out how to help little Ji-eun – or even if she can help her. When Ji-eun’s father is eventually arrested for child abuse, he cries out to the police that they never helped him when he was beaten as a kid. Yet despite going through similar childhood hell, Sang-ah didn’t become an abuser.

The movie hurtles toward a climax that finally gives Sang-ah the opportunity to unleash her fury on Mi-kyung, and ultimately leaves few questions unanswered. Still, the ending is true to the characters and doesn’t feel saccharine.

Miss Baek gives the viewer a glimpse into how trauma has the power to destroy one’s life and perpetuate a vicious cycle, while also proving that it doesn’t always have to be this way. What you do despite your past is what defines you, not your past itself – something that “Miss Baek” demonstrates, surprising even herself.

Miss Baek is showing on February 1 as part of the New York Asian Film Festival Winter Showcase.

 

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This article was written By Alessandra Bautze on 30 Jan 2019, and is filed under Reviews.

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i am feeling proud. :wub:

Below from Forbes:

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Actress Han Ji Min Discusses Her Film, Miss Baek, And Her Upcoming Drama

Joan MacDonaldContributor
I'm a journalist fascinated by Korean drama and film.
 
 
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Han Ji Min visited New York City recently for the 2019 New York Asian Film Festival Winter Showcase.JOAN MACDONALD

Han Ji Min’s transformation into the character Baek Sung Ah seems even more skillful when you meet the actress in person. Gracious and glamorous, Han is emphatically unlike the unsociable ex-con she plays in Miss Baek, the film that opened the 2019 New York Asian Film Festival Winter Showcase.

 

 

Whereas in real life the actress is warm and outgoing, Baek Sung Ah is withdrawn and wary, broken by a lifetime of betrayals. Baek goes to jail for defending herself against an assault by a powerful man. As an ex con, she struggles to get by, successfully avoiding emotional entanglements until she is moved to save an abused child.

To empathetically portray her character’s estrangement, Han had to imagine Baek’s unhappy childhood.

“When I approach a character I always start with how the character grew up and the backstory of that character’s life, leading up to the film’s starting point,” said Han. “But with the character of Miss Baek I spent a lot more time researching her back story and figuring out the way she grew up. Rather than starting with characteristics such as her gestures or facial expressions, I really wanted to understand where she was coming from and what sort of experience formed her.”

 

Lee Ji Won directed the film and wrote the script. Her story was inspired by real life events, which she shared with Han.

“I had a lot of conversations with my director,” said Han. “Together we really went into the very, very small details of the character’s life.”

Han, whose college major was social work, did not choose the role solely because she needed an acting challenge. After reading the script she decided to use the role to publicize the subject of child abuse.

“Everything started with the script, which I was very shocked to read. When I thought about how prevalent these abuse cases really are, it gave me the urge to participate in a film that touches upon such a widespread societal issue. Starting from that emotional place I sort of dove in without really thinking that much. The process of making this film was quite emotionally difficult  but the story has so much heart. I really wanted the story to reach audiences deeply in their hearts.”

 

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Han Ji Min plays Miss Baek, an ex-con who has no intention of making commitments.LITTLE BIG PICTURES

Miss Baek is not the first time Han challenged herself with a role outside her comfort zone. Although well known for romantic TV comedies such as Rooftop Prince, she’s appeared in a range of dramatic film and television projects, playing roles that include a resistance fighter, a royal concubine and an overwhelmed working mom.

“For me, if there is ever an option as a performer wherein I can show a different side of myself, I  think that’s reason enough to try that different kind of project, even if I only have one scene in it.  As an artist I feel you are always trying to show different aspects of yourself.”

Despite the acclaim for her gritty portrayal in Miss Baek, her dream role might be in a romantic film.

 

“In Korea, as well as Hollywood, there is a dearth of meaningful roles for women being written in the industry. I would really love to be in a romantic film. I’ve done that in a lot of Korean dramas but I haven’t had the opportunity to do that in a film. So, if that could happen I would really love to do that because currently in the Korean film industry I feel like that genre is not considered as commercially viable as it used to be.”

Han has two dramas airing in 2019, The Light In Your Eyes, co-starring Nam Joo Hyuk and Kim Hye Ja, and Spring Night, with one of 2018’s most buzzworthy male drama stars, Jung Hae In. The first drama begins airing in the U.S. in February and Han recently joined the cast of the second.

As filming for a multi-episode drama lasts longer, harmonious collaboration with cast and crew is essential for a successful production. Dramas are an ensemble effort and there is often an on-set hierarchy, based on experience and star power.

“ I really felt this huge sense of responsibility that I had to carry this film and that was a first time experience for me. There’s a lot that I learned from being able to lead people on set. The next project I am doing, which is a drama, there’s definitely that sense of responsibility, but there’s also collaborating with your peers. Sometimes the responsibility falls more on the male leads who lead more on the set. With Jung Hae In, who I am working with this time, I started in my career a bit earlier than he did, but I want to try to harmonize with him and to collaborate to the best of my ability so we can communicate well. I was working on another drama called Familiar Wife. On the set of that one I really collaborated a lot with my senior actors, such as Ji Sung. I really learned a lot from that one, so I want to carry that experience on to this drama project.”

 

Han began acting in music videos and commercials as a high school student, but first gained confidence in her career choice while shooting the film Blue Swallow, playing a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot.

“It was the first time that I really got a feel for what acting was. In the past I’d only worked on dramas and I really didn’t have much communication with the director. My nerves and being scared also factored into interactions, but with Blue Swallow it was the first time that I actually worked closely with the director and that’s when I first felt what it was like to express myself through a character. It wasn’t a defining moment, where I thought, oh, this is my job, I’m an actor through and through, but I thought, if I keep on trying, keep on working on this craft, hopefully I will keep on getting better. I kept going forward with that thought.”

Before Miss Baek, Han had already won dozens of acting awards. Her role in that film took Best Actress awards for the 38th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards, the 39th Blue Dragon Film Awards, the 5th Korean Film Producers Association Awards and at the 19th Women in Film Korea Festival. In 2019 she will keep “going forward” with two new television dramas.

 

 

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Ji Min explains she wanted to work in romantic genre in film.  Maybe that is why her latest drama all more romantic side... especially the latest Spring Night...

 

I think they have already started work or have met up for the drama with Jung Hae In.  She also does not see herself as older but see herself entering the industry slightly earlier than him.  Hope they have great synergy.  She is going to use what she learnt from Ji Sung and continue to work hard.

 

Hope she can get a romantic film love call. 

 

P.s. I really love her melo romantic short film with Park Hyung Sik... 

 

Who do you like to see her in romantic film? :wub:

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2 hours ago, tok-soompi said:

Ji Min explains she wanted to work in romantic genre in film.  Maybe that is why her latest drama all more romantic side... especially the latest Spring Night...

 

I think they have already started work or have met up for the drama with Jung Hae In.  She also does not see herself as older but see herself entering the industry slightly earlier than him.  Hope they have great synergy.  She is going to use what she learnt from Ji Sung and continue to work hard.

 

Hope she can get a romantic film love call. 

 

P.s. I really love her melo romantic short film with Park Hyung Sik... 

 

Who do you like to see her in romantic film? :wub:

 

I would love to see her in a romantic film:wub: I would have never thought that her dream role would be to act in a romantic film. While mostly romantic films does not guarantee a happy ending, it is okay since in dramas it is the opposite and life is not always about happy endings. I want to see her do a romcom or melo since she can do both. She is a very versatile actress, so proud of how she evolves as an actress. Just knowing that she would love to be in a romantic film makes me excited, makes me giddy lol. Can she work again with ji sub, i would love that but not sure since there is an issue about them dating before. Jo in sung, jung woo sung, there are so many romantic male actors out there. I really hope and i will be wishing for her to receive a nice script. Just thinking about it makes me so excited:wub:

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I know for sure that i would love this drama. This is the genre i love. Romantic, funny and very heart warming. Lots of life lessons. Very family oriented. I trust ji min's choices whether dramas or movies, i am sure she already learned from her previous projects. So so excited:wub: I can barely understand everything but i am smiling while watching it. February 11 pali pali:D

 

 

Ji min is so funny and she can make you cry too. Very versatile. Best actress indeed:wub:

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After watching the trailer, the plot has some similarity to familiar wife. They use a thing to manipulate the time, Han Ji Min's character has to go through same unfortunate event (her father died), oops not just HJM, :sweatingbullets:but Lee Jung Eun also has the same fate (why oh why) :joy:. However, I believe this drama will be a heartwarming one, whether it has a happy or sad ending. right now, the father and daughter relationship (mostly played by kim hye ja) probably gives the essential value to this drama, and it draws my attention.

 

As I saw those behind the scenes, I really hope Korea drama's improving by making a lot of pre-production projects instead of live-shoot. Because it's clearly affected the ambience and synergy of all the crews and actors, it produced well too. I really don't care about the ratings nor the buzz worthy trend thing, as long as it's a good written drama, why bother about all that stuff. Many good dramas didn't have good ratings, but they got a lots appreciation (whether it comes from award shows or reviews). well as many has said, you can't please everyone at the same time, so you shouldn't try to please them all the time in your life. :glasses: I just hope this drama gives a heartwarming feeling to everyone who watch it till the end.

 

P.S. I'm still in doubt about her decision for the next drama (though she already gave an explanation, and not a solid answer). hahaha just my opinion :D and finger crossed it will done well, we'll see.

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If she got good romantic film, i will like her to act with season film actor or around same age actor.  Nothing wrong with very young or very old actor.  Just that i still cannot forget her opportunity with Hyun Bin.  Can she cast with Lee Jun Ki, Joo Ji Hoon or any actors around the same age?? 

 

It is just a wishlist.  Haha!  Her personality no issue with anyone.  In fact all the younger actors love to work with her.  All the same age very shy with her if they are still single.  All the older ones?  I feel like they may eat her up if they are still single. Haha!

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Kim Hye Ja praise...

 

Below extract from Soompi:

 

Kim Hye Ja Praises “Radiant” Co-Star Han Ji Min And Looks Forward To Seeing Her Future Growth

Feb 4, 2019
by C. Hong

On February 4, JTBC broadcast a highlight reel for their upcoming drama “Radiant.”

“Radiant” tells the story of a woman who loses all her time before being able to use it (Kim Hye Ja and Han Ji Min) and a man who throws away his time by refusing to live life to the fullest (Nam Joo Hyuk). Kim Hye Ja and Han Ji Min play the same character at different ages.

In the preview, Kim Hye Ja said, “While filming this drama, I really felt like I’d hit a new stride in my old age.” She added about her co-star, Han Ji Min, “She’s already so talented at such a young age, so I wonder what kind of actor she’ll become when she’s my age.”

Han Ji Min said, “I read the scripts for the first two episodes and I thought the character of Hye Ja [the character has the same name as actress Kim Hye Ja] was really interesting and I wanted to play her. It’s very moving to be able to play the same role and carry the same name as Kim Hye Ja. I am happy filming with her.”

“Radiant” premieres on February 11 at 9:30 p.m. KST and will be available on Viki. Check out the trailer below!

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