윤여정: Youn Yuh-jung

May 17 – 25, 2024

The Academy Museum is honored to present a retrospective series of Youn Yuh-jung, an irreplaceable, one-of-a-kind actor in the history of Korean cinema, celebrating the remarkable array of work she has crafted over the fifty-plus years of her career. Since her film debut in Kim Ki-young’s Woman of Fire (1971), Youn refused to compromise her practice to serve the patriarchal systems which dominate the majority of mainstream cinema in Korea. As an iconic figure and role model to many actors in Korea, Youn continues to push boundaries in her incredible scope of storytelling, routed through her bold and forthright perception of each character she portrays. Presented in part by a grant from the Korea Foundation, this series highlights the diverse range of works that contribute to Youn’s timeless cinematic legacy.

Programmed and notes by Hyesung ii.

This series is made possible by a grant from the Korea Foundation.

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation.

Donors to the Academy Museum’s fund in support of Asian and AAPI programming include Esther S. M. Chui-Chao, East West Bank, Julia and Ken Gouw, and Dr. Peter Lam Kin Ngok of Media Asia Groups Holdings Limited.