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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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  • Director Jeong Joo-ri-I (July Jung) recognized for her debut film, 'A Girl at My Door'

    2014/12/05, Source,
    There is an expression, "to become a star overnight". Thirty-four year old director Jeong Joo-ri-I is one of those who have become famous overnight. Jeong just received the Best First Film award for her debut work, "A Girl at My Door", at the Stockholm International Film Festival in November. After studying visual media arts at Sungkyunkwan University and graduating from Korea National University of Arts, Jeong was lucky enough to become internationally recognized for her debut film. Since childhood, Jeong held on to the dream of becoming a film director as she was influenced by her father who enjoyed watching films. The idea, even though it started small, eventually led her to actually become a director,...More
  • London Korean Film Festival to showcase 55 films

    2014/11/09, Source,
    The world of Korean cinema is now unfolding in London, U.K. The ninth London Korean Film Festival will take place at Leicester Square and other venues across the British capital between November 6 and 21, and a total of 55 films will be screened. The opening film is "KUNDO : Age of the Rampant" while the closing film will be "Revivre", the 102nd film by director Im Kwon-taek. The opening film tells the story of Kundo, a righteous outlaw who tries to protect ordinary people from corruption and exploitation by those in power,...More
  • [HanCinema's Hall of Fame Review] "Mozart Town": A Daring and Dreamy Debut

    2014/06/28,
    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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