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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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  • Daniel Henney returns as hot spy

    2013/08/30, Source,
    Seol Kyeong-gu, left, and Daniel Henney play dueling agents in the comedy "The Spy". Daniel Henney is back, much to the delight of his Korean fans - a group that includes not only cinemagoers, but also his co-stars. When asked about her favorite scene in the movie, actress Ra Mi-ran was quick to answer: "His wet and bloody torso". She was referring to a scene where Henney's character, the charismatic spy Ryan, is tortured in a warehouse. But the comment sums up the premise of "The Spy" nicely: a Henney fest. A pretty face can only take you so far, though. Fortunately, "The Spy" also has plenty of humor,...More
  • [New York] Press Conference with Korean directors

    2013/08/01, Source,
    ContemporAsian: Focus on Korea @ MoMA Thursday, August 8, 2013 From Monday, August 5th though Sunday, 11th, The Korea Society and MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art) co-presents 'Focus on Korea' as part of 'ContemporAsian' film series which presents many contemporary Asian films from pan-Asian countries. The series selects critically lauded Korean films, highlighting current social issues, injustice and human nature. The films maximize distinctive narrative skills from some of Korea's insightful and penetrative renegade filmmakers,...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Peppermint Candy"

    2013/03/08,
    Yong-Ho (played by Seol Kyeong-gu) is severely depressed. But he has no perception that he is depressed, nor does he seem to have any real idea as to the cause. It's not necessarily a matter of his being a bad person- though Yong-Ho is very much a loathsome human being. After awhile, the realization that he's about to make another decision just inspires a great deal of dread. Most of the other characters he meets would have been better off just giving up on him quickly. The ones who stick around just have more emotional pain as a reward,...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "The King of XXX-Kissing": Brown-nosed, but not Beaten.

    2013/02/23,
    Film: "The King of XXX-Kissing" (아부의 왕) Director: Jeong Seung-koo Stars: Song Sae-byeok, Seong Dong-il, Lee Byeong-joon & Ko Chang-seok Review Score: 3 / 5 Despite his past experience on films such as Lee Chang-dong's "Secret Sunshine" and the 2006 action film noir "A Dirty Carnival", Jeong Seung-koo has chosen to make his own entry into directing with the satirical comedy "The King of XXX-Kissing". Fans of Korean cinema will be familiar with Jeong's mocking encomium and witty humour as he critiques and exaggerates Korea's socio-political bureaucracy. Jeong promised that it would not be 'empty laughs' as audiences will surely recognise the pressure and frustration of challenging that misty glass ceiling that continues to loom over many of Korea's young minds,...More
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