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Jeon Do-yeon honored with achievement award from Italian film fest

Yonhap News logo Yonhap News 18/4/2019

SEOUL, April 18 (Yonhap) -- South Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon has been chosen to receive a lifetime achievement award at an Italian film festival.

Jeon will be awarded the Golden Mulberry for Lifetime Achievement Award on the opening night of the 21st Udine Far East Film Festival (FEFF) on April 26, according to the FEFF Web site.

"She is the greatest Korean actress of all time," it said. "It's a queen, a diva, an icon. It is simply Jeon Do-yeon. Need more?"

East Asian movie heavyweights, like Jackie Chan, Joe Hisaishi and Brigitte Lin are past winners of the award.

Jeon's movie, "Birthday", directed by Lee Jong-eon and co-starring Seol Kyung-gu, will open the 2019 FEFF, which is scheduled to run from April 26 through May 4.

FEFF is one of the largest film festivals credited with introducing Asian films in Europe.

Since her debut with "Contact" in 1997, Jeon has earned universal critical acclaim. She won the best actress award at the 60th Cannes Film Festival for her role in "Secret Sunshine" in 2007.

This photo, provided by Management Soop, shows South Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon. (Yonhap}) © 제공: Yonhap News Agency (Korea) This photo, provided by Management Soop, shows South Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon. (Yonhap})

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