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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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    2015/03/08, Source,
    Jeonse advertisements cover the window of a real estate agency in Jamsil, southeastern Seoul, on Thursday. High jeonse prices are contributing to a resurgence of the housing market. [NEWSIS] Home auctions have remained strong in 2015 as steadily rising jeonse prices continue to turn renters into buyers. Sale prices are 87.8 percent of assessed value and have been above 85 percent since August,...More
  • Won Bin may come back soon as discussion for his next work has begun

    2015/01/25, Source,
    Whether or not actor Won Bin may come back this year from the five year break has been drawing attention. It is because he started discussing with a few film producers since the end of last year. According to a source from movie industry on January 25th, Won Bin resumed in-depth discussions about offers received from several movies. The offers include a period drama as well as an action blockbuster such as spy films,...More
  • [HanCinema's Hall of Fame Review] "Mozart Town": A Daring and Dreamy Debut

    In the Spotlight this Week: Jeon Kyu-hwan's "Mozart Town": Life in a metropolis can be unforgiving and cruel. The buildings are imposing and the diversity of being is impressive, if not uncomfortably humbling; and it becomes all too easy, perhaps even necessary, to go about one's business bearing blinders and minding your own matters. But collisions are inevitable, uncomfortable and random, and sometimes--if the conditions are just right--multiple lives merge and travel together for a time, only to eventually fork off out into the cityscape. Enter "Mozart Town", a discerning debut that poetically peels back the concrete curtains of big city life to reveal, for better or worse, life under the log. These 'Humans of Seoul' that are found wriggling, are put under Jeon's lens and followed, their dreary existence exposed, and their flaws magnified under the leering light of cinematic attention and focus,...More
  • Jeon Do-yeon starts on 'Rouge'

    2014/06/09, Source,
    Shortly after coming back to Korea from Cannes, actress Jeon Do-yeon started filming her new movie "Rouge", which will be directed by Oh Seung-wook, who wrote the classic Korean romance film "Christmas in August" (1998). The actress, who was selected for the main competition jury for the 67th annual Cannes International Film Festival, along with director Jane Campion, Sofia Coppola and Nicolas Winding Refn in May, will be playing a character named Hye-kyung in the new film. Joining her is actor Kim Nam-gil of the MBC drama "Queen Seon-deok" (2009), Hye-kyung's boyfriend who runs away after being accused of murder,...More
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