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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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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Jesus Hospital": A Family in Crisis

    2012/03/10,
    Films with blinding religious themes don't always capture my interest, especially when Christianity is being portrayed. Luckily though, Lee Sang-cheol and Shin A-ga's "Jesus Hospital" is in no way intrusive or preachy. It is a tale of family, more specifically; it's a generational story that makes uses of religion as an intangible thread between family members as one family struggles to re-stitch the divide between them. It's highly emotive, thematically driven, and memorable. "Jesus Hospital" had its world premier at the 16th Busan International Film Festival and its two leading ladies (Hwang Jeong-min-I and Han Song-hee) claimed the festival's "DGK Award" for their efforts. It was also a crowd pleaser, walking away with the "Citizen Reviewers' Awards", which is shared with Park Hong-min's "A Fish" and "Romance Joe" by Lee Kwang-kuk. A couple months latter, the film was honoured at the 37th Seoul Independent Film Festival and was awarded the competitions Grand Prize,...More
  • Florence Korea Film Fest to open with Always

    2012/02/27, Source,
    The 10th Florence Korea Film Fest in Italy has announced it will open with Song Il-gon's "Always", last year's Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) Opening Film. The festival will screen 32 feature films and 24 shorts during its nine-day run, and close with Kim Ki-duk's "ARIRANG - Movie", which made its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last year. Set to run March 23 – 31 at the Cinema Odeon (Piazza Strozzi, 1) in Florence, the festival is organized by the Tae gukgi – Toscana Korea Association. Sponsors include Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), the region of Tuscany (Toscana), the city of Florence and the Film Institutions of Tuscany Region,...More
  • [HanCinema Korea's Diary] Incoming! Korean Blogathon 2012 almost here...

    2012/02/25,
    Last year "New Korean Cinema" and "cineAWESOME!" took a leaf out of "WildGrounds"' Japanese Blogathon and kicked off the first Korean Blogathon. Their efforts paid off as the "2011 Korean Blogathon" generated one hundred and fifty posts from the fifty blogs that got involved and shared their thoughts on Korea's film industry. This year, the popular metablog is back and is hoping to build on the success and support of last year's stellar turnout,...More
  • Interview with critic and Beijing Film Academy professor HAO Jian

    2012/02/20, Source,
    Film critic and Beijing Film Academy professor HAO Jian has written and talked about what he considers the little-known, real start of the Korean Wave in China. At the International Film Festival Rotterdam while serving on the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) award jury, he spoke to Jean NOH about it and his thoughts on Korea-China cooperation. KOBIZ: You've written and talked about how you think a certain Korean film festival at the Beijing Film Academy was really what started the popularity of Korean films in China. Tell us about that festival,...More
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