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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 Image Gallery] Lee Chang-dong's "Poetry"

    2014/03/22,
    A selection of stills from Lee Chang-dong's "Poetry" This award-winning piece of cine-magic explores the final chapter of one chic granny in search of inspiration and beauty. It's a fitting addition to director Lee Chang-dong's short, yet stunning, filmography and is arguably one of his greatest efforts. "Poetry" won a number of awards both locally and abroad, including Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival, and remains a heartfelt masterpiece of modern Korean cinema. Enjoy! [spoilers],...More
  • [HanCinema's Hall of Fame Review] "Poetry": Empathetic Cinema at its Finest

    2014/03/22,
    In the Spotlight this Week: Lee Chang-dong's "Poetry"... The American writer and poet Maya Angelou once said: "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you". In "Poetry", Lee Chang-dong's last film, this affliction is brought to bear on an aging soul who so desperately searches for meaning, peace, and poetry. Lee's short filmography is impressive, and reflects the wills of a storyteller who seeks the substance behind mere matters and modern mayhem. His compelling ruminations are romantic and robust; graphic poems that present hardships and hope in visual verses that demand both our attention and praise. This award-winning film drew inspiration from a real-world rape case in Korea, a Japanese television program on nature, and, of course, Lee's own storytelling genius and acute appreciation of the human condition,...More
  • Martin Scorsese talks about "Han Gong-ju"

    2014/03/13, Source,
    Director Lee Su-jin's "Han Gong-ju" is in the competing section of Fribourg International Film Festival. "Han Gong-ju" is about the growth of a teenage girl who loses a friend to an accident and moves to another school,...More
  • Three Korean films highlighted in Berlin

    2014/03/02, Source,
    A scene from "Sprout" (photo courtesy of the Berlin International Film Festival) Three Korean films received awards recently at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. The winners were "Sprout", directed by Yoon Ga-eun, "Non-fiction Diary", by Jung Yoon-suk, and "A Dream of Iron", by Kelvin Kyung Kun Park. The short film "Sprout" won the Crystal Bear for Best Short Film in the Generation Kplus category. Generation Kplus is for films about children and youth and aims at integrating children and youth into the festival's film-aesthetic discourse, but is a place for encounters between people of all ages. "Sprout" is a story about little Bory who ventures out alone to buy bean sprouts missing from their meal to commemorate her late grandfather,...More
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