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Lee Chang-dong (이창동)

Male - 1954/04/01

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Born in Daegu in 1954, LEE Chang-dong graduated from Kyungbuk University in 1980 with a degree in Korean language and literature. A well-known novelist, he scripted < To the Starry Island > (dir. PARK Kwang-su) in 1993 and < A Single Spark > in 1995. In 1996, his debut < Green Fish > won the Dragons & Tigers Award at the 16th Vancouver International Film Festival. His second film, < Peppermint Candy >, swept the nation and was even more acclaimed: after premiering as the Opening Film of the 4th Pusan International Film Festival and screening at Cannes, it was invited to more than 30 film festivals worldwide. The film won three prizes in Karlovy Vary and two in Bratislava.

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  • Kim Sae-ron to star in "High School" with Woohyun and Lee Seong-yeol

    2014/05/13, Source,
    Actress Kim Sae-ron will be the lead actress in the new KBS 2TV drama "High School". "High School" is a love and growth fantasy romance drama about an angel to became human, while trying to save a male student in danger,...More
  •'s list of must-see films: Secret Sunshine

    2014/05/03, Source,
    Secret Sunshine (2007) ("Milyang") Directed by Lee Chang-dong The protagonist Shinae, played by Jeon Do-yeon, and her son are on their way to the town of Milyang in Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province), the hometown of her deceased husband. During the journey, her car breaks down and she gets a lift from Jongchan, played by Song Kang-ho. Jongchan helps her find a little room in Milyang where she and her son can both live and where she can give piano lessons to the children of the neighborhood. Thus, she begins her new life in a new city. Jongchan lends a hand in many other ways, too, helping Shinae get settled in the new town. One day, Shinae has dinner with her neighbors, staying late into the night. When she returns home, she cannot find her son, Joon. Soon after, she gets a phone call asking for ransom money,...More
  • Jeon Do-Yeon a Cannes juror

    2014/04/30, Source,
    Actress Jeon Do-yeon has been selected as part of the main competition jury for the 67th annual Cannes International Film Festival, according to the official website on Monday. Jeon is the second Korean to sit on the Cannes festival's nine-member panel. Filmmaker Lee Chang-dong was a juror in 2009. He directed the 2007 movie "Secret Sunshine", in which Jeon won the Cannes Best Actress honor,...More
  • Jeon Do-yeon Invited to Cannes' Jury

    2014/04/29, Source,
    Jeon Do-yeon will become the first Korean actress to serve as a jury member at Cannes this year, organizers of the prestigious film festival announced on Monday. She is the second Korean to get the honor after director Lee Chang-dong did so in 2009,...More
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