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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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  • Actor Won Tae-hee gets invitation to Vancouver International Film Festival

    2012/09/26, Source,
    Also known as the Ha Jeong-woo of independent films, Won Tae-hee has been officially invited to the Vancouver International Film Festival as well as the Moscow International Film Festival. Tobis Media announced, "Won Tae-hee's "White Night - 2012" has been invited as a candidate for Dragon and Tiger Awards at the 31st VIFF on the 27th",...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] The Journals of Musan

    2012/07/15,
    Film: "The Journals of Musan" Director: Park Jung-bum (Assistant director to Lee Chang-dong in "Poetry") Stars: Park Jung-bum, Jin Yong-wook, Kang Eun-jin and Park Young-Duk Review Score: 8/10 Also try: "Poetry", "Poongsan", or "Peppermint Candy" With Lee Chang-dong as his cinematic mentor, Park Jung-bum, his assistant director for the internationally acclaimed melodrama "Poetry", burst out the gates in 2010 with his directorial debut "The Journals of Musan". It's a tragic and personal story of Park's that was inspired by his real-world relationship with his troubled friend; a North Korean defector whose heartfelt personal struggle is meaningfully woven in to each frame by Park's intense relationship to the piece,...More
  • [HanCinema's Interview Corner] Ten Questions for the KOREAN CINEPHILE

    2012/06/30,
    Your website, Modern Korean Cinema, has been up since mid-2010, how did you come to discover Korean cinema and what was it about Korea's film industry that really cemented your passion for it? My first exposure to Korean cinema came long before the inception of MKC and it's kind of a funny story (at least I think it is)! When I was in boarding school in Dublin (high school) we were studying Macbeth and as a nascent cinephile I wanted to seek classic filmed versions of Shakespeare's work, first came Polanski's, then Orson Welles' version but soon I came across Kurosawa's "Throne of Blood" (1957) and fell in love with it. Thus began my discovery of Japanese cinema and one day I was in my local media retail store in Switzerland when I came across a striking DVD in the Asian section. I thought it might have been something like a Takashi Miike film but it turned out to be none other than "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance" (2002) and... I hated it, it made me furious. But I couldn't stop thinking about it and a week later I forced my self to watch it again and my whole world changed. My next film was Lee Chang-dong's "Peppermint Candy" (2000) and it's safe to say that the quality and social engagement of those works resulted in my becoming deeply attached to Korean cinema,...More
  • Korea makes strong showing at dOCUMENTA

    2012/06/17, Source,
    "Approaching: Choreography Engineered in Never-Past Tense", 2012, by Haegue Yang is installed at Kassel Central Station as part of the dOCUMENTA international art exhibition in the German city of Kassel. Provided by the artist and Kukje Gallery[YONHAP] SEOUL, KASSEL - This year's Kassel dOCUMENTA, one of the world's biggest contemporary art shows, draws special attention from the Korean art community as it has invited three Korean contemporary artists - Haegue Yang, 41, Jeon Joon-ho, 43, and Moon Kyung-won, 43. It is the first time in two decades that a Korean artist has participated in the exhibition, which has been held every five years since 1955 in Kassel, Germany. Korean installation artist Yook Keun-byung participated in dOCUMENTA in 1992. This year's show started last Saturday and is scheduled to run through Sept. 16,...More
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